|Name: Zac Efron
Birth Name: Zachary David Alexander Efron
Birthdate: Oct. 18, 1987
Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, CA
1-MINUTE RESUME FOR ZAC EFRON
With his father's encouragement, Efron took his first step toward acting with voice lessons at age 11. After appearing in successful high school productions of Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, Peter Pan and Mame, guest roles on television series quickly followed once his drama teacher introduced him to her own Hollywood talent agent. Playing the role of girl-crazy Cameron Bale on the WB series Summerland (2004-2005) proved a pivotal career move for Efron as it landed him a starring role in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical (2006) as Troy Bolton, a role for which he is best known among teenage audiences as both a talented actor and singer. He took these skills to the big screen with his breakout role as Link Larkin in the 2007 musical update of Hairspray, to be followed by a musical update of the Kevin Bacon vehicle, Footloose.
1. His favorite sports include golf, skiing, rock climbing, snowboarding, and surfing, the latter which he recently added after spending days on the beach for Summerland.
2. He met his girlfriend, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, on the set of High School Musical.
3. He's fixing up two cars in his spare time, a Delorean and a '65 Mustang convertible.
4. His duet with Vanessa Anne Hudgens, "Breaking Free," made the fastest climb in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, leaping from 86 to 4 in one week.
5. His most prized possession is his autographed baseball collection.
"I am lucky enough to have friends so far from the industry that they don't care. I come home and it's a reality check. It's a free coupon to deflate your head."
— LethalDeath.com, 2006
Hairspray - (2007) - Actor
High School Musical - (2006) - Actor