Dante (comedian)

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Dante Rusciolelli with girlfriend Rebekah Kochan
Jay Dante Rusciolelli

(1970-10-02) October 2, 1970 (age 50)
Ridgecrest, California, United States
OccupationActivist, Actor, Comedian, Writer
Years active1986 until present
Spouse(s)Rebekah Kochan

Dante (real name Jay Dante Rusciolelli), was born on October 2, 1970, and is an American comedian and activist[1] from Ridgecrest, California.[2] Dante is the youngest of four children. In 1982, Dante and his parents moved to San Diego where he attended Patrick Henry High School.

On November 24, 2018 he married his long time girlfriend and business partner Rebekah Kochan. [1]

Dante starred in the 1996 BET sitcom The Blackberry Inn.[3] 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.[4]

Dante ran for mayor of Los Angeles in 2001.[5]


  1. ^ "Dante (@dantethecomic) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  2. ^ "Promotional Materials". Hollywood, California: Dante Rusciolelli. 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  3. ^ The Blackberry Inn (TV Series 1996) on IMDb. Retrieved 2011-04-29.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "120 File For L.A. Mayor".

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