Basco, Dante 1975–

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Basco, Dante 1975–


Born August 29, 1975, in Pittsburg, CA; brother of Dion Basco, Darion Basco, and Derek Basco (all actors). Education: Attended the Orange County High School of the Arts; trained at the San Francisco Ballet Company.

Addresses: Agent—Fly Trap Talent Agency, 900 East First St., Suite 314, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Don Buch-wald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Dayton Milrad Cho Management, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 56, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist—Nancy Iannios Public Relations, 8271 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials. Member of the music groups the Basco Brothers and the Fly Brown Dragons. DragonStar Entertainment, cofounder. Also a poet and affiliated with Da Poetry Lounge.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award (with others), outstanding young ensemble cast in a motion picture, and Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor costarring in a motion picture, both Young Artist Foundation, c. 1993, for Hook.


Film Appearances:

Chinese boy, Cold Dog Soup, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1990.

Jimmy Ho, The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991.

Rufio, Hook, TriStar, 1991.

Mario, Gangstaz (also known as Last Chance), Viva Productions, 1996.

Julian Lee, Fakin' da Funk, Octillion Entertainment, 1997.

Lead, The Lion's Den (short film), 1998.

Prince Hong, Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights, FM Entertainment, c. 1998.

Jay, Rave, 1998, Trident Releasing, 2000.

Dolph, But I'm a Cheerleader (also known as Make Me Over), Lions Gate Films, 1999.

Ben Mercado, The Debut (also known as The Mercado Family Debut), 2000, Celestial Pictures, 2001.

Corey Ng, Extreme Days, Providence Entertainment, 2001.

Dante,Naked Brown Men, Colorblind Pictures/DragonStar Entertainment, 2003.

Philly, Biker Boyz, DreamWorks, 2003.

Spoken word artist, Love Don't Cost a Thing (also known as Love Don't Co$t a Thing), Warner Bros., 2003.

Ramos, Take the Lead, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Film Work:

Additional voices, A Goofy Movie (animated), Buena Vista, 1995.

Codirector and coproducer, Naked Brown Men, Colorblind Pictures/DragonStar Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Amado, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1988.

Marco, Moesha, UPN, 1997–98.

Jake, Undressed (also known as MTV's "Undressed'), MTV, 1999.

Voice of Jake Long, American Dragon: Jake Long (animated; also known as ADJL, American Dragon, Disney's "American Dragon: Jake Long," Jake Long: American Dragon, and Last Dragon), The Disney Channel, 2005–.

Voice of Prince Zuko, Avatar: The Last Airbender (animated), Nickelodeon, 2005–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Voice, 500 Nations, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Pauly Arando, The Hit Man, ABC, 1991.

Bat, Fist of the Northern Star (also known as Hokuto no Ken), HBO, 1995.

Trash, Alien Nation: Body and Soul (also known as Body and Soul), Fox, 1995.

Jeff Lee, "Gold Mountain," Riot (also known as Riot in the Streets), Showtime, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Louis, "15 and Getting Straight," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1989.

Himself, Avatar: The Last Airbender: Behind the Scenes, Nickelodeon, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eddie, "Angel," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988.

Third kid, "Swingers," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988.

Ping Pong, "Raising Arrizola," Booker (also known as Booker, P.I.), Fox, 1989.

Gym class kid, "The Wonder Years," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1991.

Lucas, "The Journey," Raven, CBS, 1993.

Sammy Kim, "Seoul Shake," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, ABC, 1993.

Kevin, "Cold Feet, Hot Body," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1995.

Jimmy Chang, "Home Invasion," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996.

Robbie, "Random Acts," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1996.

Ghost of Rudi Hernandez, "The Student," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (also known as Beyond Belief, Fact or Fiction, and Strange Truth: Fact or Fiction), Fox, 1998.

Tito, "Out of Bounds," Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), CBS, 1998.

Rishi Lama, "Holy Terror," Viper, syndicated, 1999.

Lee, "Guess Who's Not Coming to Counseling," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 2000.

Noodles, "Here There Be Dragons," The Chronicle (also known as News from the Edge), Sci-Fi Channel, 2001.

Justin Kim, "All the King's Men," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Quoc Wong, "Romeo Must Wed," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2002.

Himself, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry (also known as Def Poetry and Def Poetry Jam), HBO, 2002.

Voice of Fukushima, "Exchange," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of Jake Long, "Morpholomew: Experiment #316," Lilo & Stitch: The Series (animated; also known as The Adventures of Lilo & Stitch), The Disney Channel, 2005.

Himself, "Take the Lead," HBO First Look, HBO, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voice of Kitty Bobo, A Kitty Bobo Show (animated), broadcast as part of the Big Pick on Cartoon Cartoon Weekend, Cartoon Network, 2001.

Jason, The Chang Family Saves the World (also known as Meet the Changs), ABC, c. 2002.

Voice of Prince Zuko, "The Boy in the Iceberg"/"The Avatar Returns," Avatar: The Last Airbender (animated), Nickelodeon, 2005.


Albums; with Others:

Recorded the EP Enter the Dragons with the Basco Brothers.


Moonwalker (also known as Michael Jackson: Moon-walker), Ultimate Productions, 1988.


Television Music; Specials:

Lyricist for song "Break the Color Line," South Central: Kid to Kid, ABC, 1993.

Albums; with Others:

Released the EP Enter the Dragons with the Basco Brothers.