Dante R. Basco (born August 29, 1975) is an American film, television and voice actor. He is best known for his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, for voicing the titular character of American Dragon: Jake Long, and for voicing Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Basco began his acting career at a young age and quickly gained recognition for his captivating performances. He rose to prominence with his breakthrough role as Rufio in the 1991 film “Hook,” where he showcased his exceptional talent and charisma. This iconic role propelled him into the spotlight and cemented his status as a beloved figure in popular culture.
Throughout his career, Basco has exhibited his versatility by taking on a wide range of roles in both film and television. He has lent his voice to numerous animated characters, notably voicing the character of Zuko in the critically acclaimed series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Basco’s ability to bring depth and emotion to his characters has garnered him praise from both audiences and critics alike.
In addition to his acting prowess, Dante Basco is also an accomplished poet and spoken word artist. He has performed his poetry on various platforms, using his powerful words to address personal experiences, social issues, and themes of identity and cultural heritage. Basco’s creative endeavors continue to inspire and captivate audiences, making him a respected and influential figure in the entertainment industry.