Zac Efron

Zac Efron

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Birthday: 
18 October 1987, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Birth Name: 
Zachary David Alexander Efron
Height: 
173 cm
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the son of Starla Baskett, a former secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. His surname, "Efron", is a Biblical place name, and comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal grandfather. The rest of Zac... Show more »
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is the son of Starla Baskett, a former secretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a younger brother, Dylan. His surname, "Efron", is a Biblical place name, and comes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal grandfather. The rest of Zac's recent ancestry is English, German, and Scottish. Zac was raised in Arroyo Grande, CA. He took his first step toward acting at the age of eleven, after his parents noticed his singing ability. Singing and acting lessons soon led to an appearance in a production of "Gypsy" that ran 90 performances, and he was hooked.After appearing on-stage in "Peter Pan", "Auntie Mame", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Music Man", guest parts quickly followed on television series, including Firefly (2002), ER (1994), CSI: Miami (2002), NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003), and The Guardian (2001). After guest-starring in several episodes of Summerland (2004), Zac joined the regular cast as girl-crazy Cameron Bale. He also starred in several pilots, such as The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke (2003) and Triple Play (2004), and played an autistic child in the television movie Miracle Run (2004), alongside Mary-Louise Parker and Aidan Quinn. He graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in June 2006.Efron came to fame for starring in the Disney Channel original film High School Musical (2006), for which he won the Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star. He returned to the role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2 (2007), which broke cable TV records with 17.5 million viewers.He played title roles of the fantasy romance Charlie St. Cloud (2010) and the comedy 17 Again (2009), both from director Burr Steers, and as the lovable Link Larkin in 2007's smash hit musical Hairspray (2007), directed by Adam Shankman. As part of the all-star cast he shared a Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble, the 2007 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year, and was honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast. In addition, he won an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance.Efron also starred in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles (2008), an adaptation of the novel by Robert Kaplow, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. That same year, he starred in Kenny Ortega's High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), which set a box office record for the highest grossing opening weekend for a musical.In 2012, Efron took the lead in The Lucky One (2012), a film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, playing a marine who returns to North Carolina after serving in Iraq in search for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. He also lent his voice to the animated feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012), and co-starred in Lee Daniels' thriller The Paperboy (2012), alongside Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey and Scott Glenn, as well as Josh Radnor's Liberal Arts (2012), which premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Another indie film he co-starred in, At Any Price (2012), was released in 2013.Most recently, Zac starred with Seth Rogen in the hit comedy film Neighbors (2014), headlined the 2015 drama We Are Your Friends (2015), and carried three 2016 comedies, Dirty Grandpa (2016), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).Efron's favorite sports include golf, skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding. He added surfing after spending days on the beach for "Summerland." He played the piano at home. He has also fixed up two cars in his spare time, a Delorean and '65 Mustang convertible, both treasured hand-me-downs from his even-more-treasured grandfather. Show less «

Zac Efron's FILMOGRAPHY

The Graham Norton Show - Season 25

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Conan - Season 9

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Tosh.0 - Season 11

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

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The Beach Bum

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American Idol - Season 17

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The Graham Norton Show - Season 24

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The Graham Norton Show - Season 23

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Sesame Street - Season 49

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Saturday Night Live - Season 44

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NCIS - Season 16

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Running Wild with Bear Grylls - Season 4

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The Late Late Show with James Corden - Season 4

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American Idol - Season 16

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The Graham Norton Show - Season 21

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Sesame Street - Season 48

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Saturday Night Live - Season 43

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Conan - Season 8

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Robot Chicken - Season 9

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The Greatest Showman

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The Disaster Artist

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Catfish The Show - Season 7

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Baywatch

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Zac Efron'S roles

Charlie St. Cloud
Charlie St. Cloud
Mike O'Donnell
Mike O'Donnell
Logan
Logan
Teddy Sanders
Teddy Sanders
Jason Kelly
Jason Kelly
Link Larkin
Link Larkin
Ted
Ted
Nat
Nat
Troy Bolton
Troy Bolton
Cole
Cole
Paul
Paul
Jason
Jason
Dave Stangle
Dave Stangle
Jack Jansen
Jack Jansen
Dr. Charles 'Jim' Carrico
Dr. Charles 'Jim' Carrico
Matt Brody
Matt Brody
Bobby Neville
Bobby Neville
Seth Dawson
Seth Dawson
Danny
Danny
Trevor
Trevor
Himself
Himself
Daniel Austin
Daniel Austin
Himself - Host
Himself - Host
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest