Dante Basco is an American actor, voice actor, poet, and dancer with a net worth of $500,000 dollars. His is of Filipino American ancestry. Dante attended Southern California’s esteemed Orange County High School of the Arts. The American actor is famous for voicing Zuko in the Nickelodeon show “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, Jake Long from the Disney show “American Dragon: Jake Long”, and playing Rufio in the 1991 live action Peter Pan movie “Hook”.
Dante Basco Net Worth $500,000 Dollars
After impersonating characters of varied Asian ethnicities except his own, he impersonated a Filipino-American alongside his three brothers and sister in the independent film “The Debut”. The American actor played a homosexual teen in the 1999 movie “But I am A Cheerleader”. The American actor starred as breakdancer Ramos in the 2006 movie “Take the Lead” alongside Antonio Banderas. In several movies he hip hop dances. Dante also danced in a Verizon Wireless advertisement, in addition to rapping and breaking in a Sprite commercial.
[on Robin Williams] Although working with him changed my life, in truth, he impacted me several years before when Dead Poets Society (1989) became one of my favorite films and really got me interested in poetry; I later became a poet. I was lucky to work with him as an actor and witness first hand the magic of what made him a legend -- the wit and other worldly improv skills -- as well as see him single handedly put the morale of a movie set, easily hundreds of people, on his shoulders and kept everyone laughing as they worked long hours for what seemed like months on end. And at the same time, I was fortunate to spend private times, many mornings in the makeup chair (my tri-hawk hair took hours) just talking about poetry... soft spoken and introspectively, we would discuss Walt Whitman and Charles Bukowski. With Hook (1991) and so many other films, I, like millions of others, became a fan and was always delightfully surprised by the performances he managed to produce. With his passing, I can't help to feel, along with my generation... I can't help feeling like it's the death of my childhood. I guess we can't stay in Neverland forever, we must all grow up.
One of my first jobs as a voice actor was a tire commercial, I remember because it was really cheesy. One tire was talking to the other tire and said ' how are you feeling' and my tire said 'A little flat'