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DANTE BASCO has appeared in the feature films Biker Boyz, Naked Brown Men, Extreme Days, But I'm a Cheerleader, The Debut, Faking' Da Funk, Rave and Riot.
Born and raised in the City by the Bay, Dante started out break-dancing at the age of 8 with his three brothers. They quickly became one of the top dance groups in San Francisco, opening for acts like Ice T and performing during half-time shows for the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland As.
Dante and his family moved to Los Angeles in the mid '80s where he started to work immediately. He was introduced to audiences in Steven Spielberg's Hook as 'Rufio' the leader of the Lost Boys, starring opposite Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.
A young man of many talents, Dante writes poetry and hosts open mike poetry readings, billed as "Da Poetry Lounge," every Tuesday night at the Greenway Court Theatre in L.A. Upon attending a reading, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons was so impressed with the concept of spoken word poetry, it inspired him to create "Def Poetry Jam" for HBO. Dante has appeared on the HBO special several times to share his spoken word poetry.
He and his brothers are currently shopping around a scripted sitcom in which they would star, and are also busily recording a hip-hop/rap album.
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