Dante Basco

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Dante Basco
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Birth name Dante Roman Titus Basco
Born August 29, 1975 in Pittsburg, California, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes

Dante Basco is a Filipino-American actor known mostly for his film roles, especially Rufio in Hook. In television, he is best known for his voice acting as Prince Zuko on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long.



He was born third in a family of four brothers and one sister and shares a birthday with Derek Basco, his oldest brother. All four brothers began their career in dance and joined the Streat Freaks breakdancing crew. He moved into smaller television roles, then gained notice with his portrayal of Rufio in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film Hook.

He has continued to work in film and television extensively, including a recurring role on Moesha and guest roles on Providence, Touched by an Angel, Entourage, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Avatar: The Last Airbender Prince Zuko 2005–2008 1 2 3
American Dragon: Jake Long Jake Long 2005–2007 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Wonder Years kid #3 1x02 - Swingers March 22, 1988
Highway to Heaven Champ Hopkins 5x09 - Choices June 30, 1989
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Sammy 2x08 - Seoul Shake November 12, 1993
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Sammy 2x13 - For Whom the Heck the Bell Tolls January 7, 1994
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Kevin 5x23 - Cold Feet, Hot Body May 1, 1995
Nash Bridges Jimmy Chang 1x02 - Home Invasion March 30, 1996
Touched by an Angel Robbie Trawkins 3x03 - Random Acts September 22, 1996
Moesha Marco 3x16 - It's My Paper, and I'll Cry If I Want To February 24, 1998
Moesha Marco 3x17 - She's Back March 3, 1998
Moesha Marco 3x20 - This Time You've Gone Too Far April 28, 1998
Moesha Marco 3x22 - Pajama Jam May 12, 1998
Promised Land Tito 3x09 - Out of Bounds December 3, 1998
The Steve Harvey Show Lee 4x13 - Guess Who's Not Coming to Counseling February 4, 2000
Providence Justin Kim 4x14 - All the King's Men February 1, 2002
CSI: Miami Ruben Franco 9x18 - Happy Birthday December 5, 2010
Hawaii Five-0 Nicky Chang 2x14 - Pu'olo January 16, 2012

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(1 Nomination)