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Dante Rusciolelli with girlfriend Rebekah Kochan
|Born||Jay Dante Rusciolelli
October 2, 1970
Ridgecrest, California, United States
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
|Years active||1986 until present|
Dante (real name Jay Dante Rusciolelli), was born on October 2, 1970, and is an American comedian from Ridgecrest, California. Dante is the youngest of four children. In 1982, Dante and his parents moved to San Diego where he attended Patrick Henry High School.
Dante starred in the 1996 BET sitcom The Blackberry Inn. In 2007, he appeared in season 5 of Last Comic Standing on NBC, and was eliminated in episode 7, the first of seven elimination episodes.
Dante ran for mayor of Los Angeles in 2001. 
- "Promotional Materials". Hollywood, California: Dante Rusciolelli. 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
- The Blackberry Inn (TV Series 1996) at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
- Rocchio, Christopher (2007-08-02). "'Last Comic Standing 5' cuts Dante and Gina Yashere, reveals Top 8". Reality TV World (Mansfield, Massachusetts: Derek Santos). Retrieved 2011-04-29.
- "120 File For L.A. Mayor".
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