Dante Basco
Danté Basco is an American
People of the United States
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An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

, voice actor, poet
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, and dancer. He is best known for playing Rufio in the 1991 live-action Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie . A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with...

 film Hook
Hook (film)
Hook is a 1991 American fantasy film directed by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, and features Maggie Smith, Caroline Goodall, Charlie Korsmo, Amber Scott, and Dante Basco. Hook acts as a sequel to Peter Pan's original adventures, focusing...

. He is also well-known for voicing Zuko in the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. The series was created and produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who served as executive producers along with Aaron Ehasz...

, and Jake Long from the Disney series American Dragon: Jake Long
American Dragon: Jake Long
American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The show had premiered on January 21, 2005 and ended on September 1, 2007. The show currently airs on Disney XD in the United States...

Dante Basco, a Filipino American
Filipino American
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, was born in Pittsburg
Pittsburg, California
Pittsburg is a city located in eastern Contra Costa County, California, the outer portion of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 63,264 at the 2010 census....

, California, but was raised in Cerritos and Paramount, California. He is the brother of Darion Basco
Darion Basco
Darion Basco is an actor who has appeared in several television series in guest-starring roles. He is also co-director and co-producer of the film Naked Brown Men....

, Derek Basco
Derek Basco
Derek Basco is an American film and television actor of Filipino heritage. His brothers, Dante, Darion and Dion Basco, are also actors.-External links:...

, Dion Basco
Dion Basco
Dion Basco is an American film and television actor of Filipino heritage. His brothers, Dante, Darion and Derek Basco are also actors. He is best known for his roles as Alberto "Al" Ramos on the NBC television sitcom, City Guys and as Flip in the 2003 film, Biker Boyz. Dion played Marco Quito in...

, and Arianna Basco.