Fil-Am actor Dante Basco launches first book


Posted at Nov 07 2019 12:53 PM

MANILA – He is known for his roles as Rufio in the 1991 film “Hook” and Zuko in the animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

And it is only but appropriate for Filipino-American actor Dante Basco to have “From Rufio to Zuko” as the title of his first book – a memoir detailing his life and work.


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Basco recently launched his book, which is under the publishing company Not a Cult, in Los Angeles, California. 

On Instagram, he expressed his gratitude to all those who expressed their support: “I’m overwhelmed by all the love and support from friends and family... it meant the world to me that you guys came out!”


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One of the things Basco discussed in his memoir is the seven-year period in which he and his family severed ties – a result of his pursuit of an entertainment career.

“It’s not always enjoyable to go back and look at things in your life,” he told NBC News

“Things you’re not proud of, you definitely don’t want to confront; dark times you’ve already gotten over. But maybe it’s a good thing to talk about, because it’s gonna maybe help the next generation of people coming in,” he added.