Zac Efron

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Real name is Zachary David Alexander Efron
Also known as Zefron
Was born at 18 October 1987 (now is 31 years old) in San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San LuisObispo, California. He is the son of Starla Baskett, a formersecretary, and David Efron, an electrical engineer. He has a youngerbrother, Dylan. His surname, "Efron", is a Biblical place name, andcomes from Zac's Polish Jewish paternal grandfather.

The rest of Zac'srecent ancestry is English, German, and Scottish. Zac was raised inArroyo Grande, CA. He took his first step toward acting at the age ofeleven, after his parents noticed his singing ability. Singing andacting 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 ofHorrors" and "The Music Man", guest parts quickly followed ontelevision series, including "Firefly" (2002) , "ER" (1994) , "CSI: Miami" (2002) , "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (2003) , and "The Guardian" (2001) .

After guest-starring in several episodesof "Summerland" (2004) , Zac joined the regular cast asgirl-crazy Cameron Bale. He also starred in several pilots, such as The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke (2003) (TV) and Triple Play (2004) (TV) , and played an autistic child in thetelevision movie Miracle Run (2004) (TV) , alongside'Mary-Louise Parker' and 'Aidan Quinn (I)' . He graduated fromArroyo Grande High School in June 2006. Efron came to fame for starring in the Disney Channel original film High School Musical (2006) (TV) , for which he won the TeenChoice Award for Breakout Star. He returned to the role of Troy Boltonin High School Musical 2 (2007) (TV) , which broke cable TVrecords 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 Larkinin 2007's smash hit musical Hairspray (2007) , directed by'Adam Shankman (I)' . As part of the all-star cast he shared aCritics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble, the 2007 Hollywood FilmFestival Award for Ensemble of the Year, and was honored with a ScreenActors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast. Inaddition, 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 (I)' , which premiered to rave reviews at the 2008Toronto Film Festival. That same year, he starred in'Kenny Ortega (I)' 's High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) , which set a boxoffice record for the highest grossing opening weekend for a musical. In 2012, Efron took the lead in The Lucky One (2012) , a filmadaptation of the 'Nicholas Sparks (I)' novel, playing a marinewho returns to North Carolina after serving in Iraq in search for theunknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. Healso lent his voice to the animated feature 'Dr. Seuss' ' The Lorax (2012) , and co-starred in 'Lee Daniels (I)' 'thriller The Paperboy (2012) , alongside 'Nicole Kidman' ,'John Cusack (I)' , 'Matthew McConaughey' and'Scott Glenn (I)' , as well as 'Josh Radnor' 's Liberal Arts (2012) , which premiered to rave reviews at theSundance 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/I) . His upcoming roles include the drama We Are Your Friends (2015) , and the comedies Dirty Grandpa (2016) , Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) , and Neighbors 2 (2016). Efron's favorite sports include golf, skiing, rock climbing, andsnowboarding. He added surfing after spending days on the beach for"Summerland.

" He played the piano at home. He has also fixed up twocars in his spare time, a Delorean and '65 Mustang convertible, bothtreasured hand-me-downs from his even-more-treasured grandfather. .

There is some small facts about Zac Efron:
  • Parents are David Efron and Starla Baskett.
  • On the Billboard Hot 100 chart of 2006-2002-2011, Zac had five simultaneous song credits. The songs were "Get'cha Head in the Game" (solo), three duets with 'Vanessa Hudgens' ("Breaking Free", "Start of Something New" and "What I've Been Looking For") and "We're All in This Together" credited to the High School Musical (2006) (TV) cast. All tracks were from the soundtrack of "High School Musical".
  • The Zac Efron-'Vanessa Hudgens' duet "Breaking Free" (from High School Musical (2006) (TV) ) made the fastest climb in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, leaping from 86 to 4 in one week (2006-2002-2011).
  • With the popularity of High School Musical (2006) (TV) , he had to change his phone number after getting numerous calls from fans.
  • Zac's most prized possession is his autographed baseball collection.
  • He donated many items to 'Rocky Stone (I)' to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
  • Attended the World Cup in Germany with 'Corbin Bleu' .
  • The first concert he ever went to was a concert of 'The Wallflowers' .
  • Has one sibling, younger brother, Dylan.
  • 'Simon Cowell (I)' offered him a record deal but he turned it down saying, "...acting is my main priority".
  • (2007) Named #93 on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars.
  • (January 15, 2008) Had his appendix removed and is recuperating.
  • His favorite movie is The Goonies (1985) .
  • Ranked #24 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "Future Stars of Tomorrow".
  • (2008) Was ranked #26 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list.
  • (2008) Was ranked #2 on TV Guide Top 10 Teen Star Countdown.
  • (2008) Was ranked #15 on Moviefone's 'The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25'.
  • His acting idol is 'Johnny Depp' .
  • Is a fan of 'Flight of the Conchords' .
  • Is a fan of comic books and manga, including Death Note, Bleach, Naruto, Dragonball Z and Shonen Jump.
  • Recognized by Time Magazine in the 2009 Time 100 as one of the world's 100 most influential people.
  • Originally auditioned for the role of "Peter Pan" in the 2003 live action movie, Peter Pan (2003) , but 'Jeremy Sumpter' got it, instead.
  • Zac does not and will not use any social network (Twitter, Facebook, etc) saying he doesn't have time and that he also values keeping some of his life private.
  • His singing voice in the first High School Musical (2006) (TV) was actually that of singer/songwriter/actor 'Drew Seeley' .
  • Is good friends with his idol 'Leonardo DiCaprio' .
  • Has worn a white shirt with red sleeves in all three High School Musical movies.
  • His favorite movies are Dumb & Dumber (1994) , Knocked Up (2007) , The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) , Die Hard (1988) , and "Bourne" series.
  • His favorite musicians are The Postal Service, 'The Shins' , The 'Gorillaz' and 'John Mayer (VII)' .
  • (February 2009) Briefly vacationed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with 'Vanessa Hudgens' .
  • Coached by actor 'Aaron Michael Metchik' and his mother 'Robyn Metchik' .
  • Graduated Arroyo Grande High School with actors 'Bryce Blue' and 'JR Garcia' .
  • His favorite actors are are 'Brad Pitt' , 'Christian Bale' , 'Leonardo DiCaprio' , and 'Jack Black (I)' .
  • (2006-2010) Was in a relationship with 'Vanessa Hudgens' .
  • Friends with actors 'Ashley Tisdale' , 'Corbin Bleu' , 'Bryce Blue' , 'JR Garcia' , and 'Aaron Michael Metchik' .
  • Learned how to ride a motorcycle after a chance party meeting with bike enthusiast 'Tom Cruise' , who offered to act as Efron's coach.
  • Zac's last name, "Efron", which is Hebrew, is taken from a biblical place name. Zac's paternal grandfather, Harold Efron, was born in New York, the son of Jewish immigrants from Bocki, Poland, Nasko Efron and Dworja Klein, and Zac has described himself as Jewish. Zac's other ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, one sixteenth Irish, and remote Dutch and Belgian (Flemish).
  • It is said that he has a physical resemblance with Romeo and Juliet (1968) star 'Leonard Whiting' .
  • Has two Australian Shepherds named Dreamer and Puppy, and a Siamese cat named Simon.
  • (October 2009) Completed filming Charlie St. Cloud (2010) .
  • (December 2010) New Orleans, LA. Wrapped up the shooting on 'Nicholas Sparks'' novel-based movie called The Lucky One (2012) .
  • (April 2013) Los Angeles, CA: Filming the movie "Neighbors".
  • (May 2008) Filming High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • (2007) Filmed High School Musical 2 (2007) (TV) .
  • (August 2009) Filming Charlie St. Cloud (2010) in Vancouver, B.C.
  • (February 2013) Austin, Texas - Wrapped "Parkland"
  • (January 2013) New York City, NY - Wrapped "That Awkward Moment".
  • (May 2013) Los Angeles, CA: Finished filming the movie "Neighbors".
  • (September 2011) New Orleans, LA, USA: - Wrapped on The Paperboy (2012) .
  • (January 2008) Currently filming 17 Again (2009) .
  • (October 2011) DeKalb, IL, USA: Wrapped the untitled 'Ramin Bahrani' film.
  • (November 2013) Broke his jaw when he fell in his LA home after slipping in a puddle of water.
  • (April 2013) Entered rehab for cocaine abuse.
  • Named as the #5 Sexiest Man in Glamour's list of "50 Sexiest Men" in 2011.
  • People magazine named him as having one of the "50 Most Amazing Bodies" in 2010 and as one one of the "Most Beautiful" in 2011.
  • Has a tattoo of two feathers on his right arm.
  • His maternal great-grandmother, Helene (Durgan) Glidden, wrote the 1951 book The Light on the Island. The book is about Helen's early years growing up on Patos Island, Washington, where her father, Edward Durgan, was the lighthouse keeper from 1905 to 1913.
  • Is in a relationship with model Sami Miro since early September 2014.
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There is the list of movies, where Zac Efron was taked part:
1 2010 MTV Movie Awards movie 2010 MTV Movie Awards 2010 as Himself - Presenter
2 2013 MTV Movie Awards movie 2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 as Himself - Presenter
3 2015 MTV Movie Awards movie 2015 MTV Movie Awards 2015 as Himself - Presenter: Fall Out Boy & Fetty Wap/Winner
4 Aziz Ansari: Water Skiing Squirrel movie Aziz Ansari: Water Skiing Squirrel 2010 as Himself
5 High School Musical 2 Dance-Along movie High School Musical 2 Dance-Along 2007 as Himself
6 HSM2: The Making of a Music Scene movie HSM2: The Making of a Music Scene 2007 as Himself
7 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising movie Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 as Teddy Sanders
8 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 07 movie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 07 2007 as Himself
9 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2009 movie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2009 2009 as Himself
10 One Direction: The Only Way is Up movie One Direction: The Only Way is Up 2012 as Himself
11 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise movie Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise 2014 as Superboy/Brainiac
12 Teen Choice Awards 2010 movie Teen Choice Awards 2010 2010 as Himself - Presenter
13 The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards movie The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 as Himself - Presenter
14 The 81st Annual Academy Awards movie The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 as Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score and Best Original Song/Performer
15 The 82nd Annual Academy Awards movie The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 as Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing
16 Zac and Taylors Amazing Chemistry movie Zac and Taylors Amazing Chemistry 2012 as Himself
17 Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway movie Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway 2002 as Himself - Guest Announcer
18 Australias Funniest Home Video Show movie Australias Funniest Home Video Show 1990 as Himself
19 Chelsea Lately movie Chelsea Lately 2007 as Teddy Sanders in 'Neighbors'
20 DeLuxe movie DeLuxe 2005 as Mike O'Donnell (segment "17 Again")
21 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon movie Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 as Himself - Guest
22 Robot Chicken movie Robot Chicken 2005 as Harry Potter/Horrg/Bowling Pin
23 The Late Late Show with James Corden movie The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 as Himself
24 Zac Efron Pitches Robert De Niro on Movie Reboots movie Zac Efron Pitches Robert De Niro on Movie Reboots 2016 as Himself
25 Hairspray Extentions movie Hairspray Extentions 2007 as Himself
26 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards movie 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards 2010 as Himself
27 17 Again movie 17 Again 2009 as Mike O'Donnell
28 2006 MTV Movie Awards movie 2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006 as Himself
29 2007 MTV Movie Awards movie 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2007 as Himself
30 2008 MTV Movie Awards movie 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2008 as Himself
31 2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special movie 2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2009 as Himself
32 2009 MTV Movie Awards movie 2009 MTV Movie Awards 2009 as Himself
33 2014 MTV Movie Awards movie 2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 as Himself - Winner/Presenter
34 21 Years: Richard Linklater movie 21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 as Himself
35 At Any Price movie At Any Price 2012 as Dean Whipple
36 Baywatch movie Baywatch 2017 as Matt Brody
37 Bravo Supershow movie Bravo Supershow 2007 as Himself
38 BRAVO: Best of 2010 movie BRAVO: Best of 2010 2010 as Himself
39 Charlie St. Cloud movie Charlie St. Cloud 2010 as Charlie St. Cloud
40 Charlie St. Cloud: On Location with Zac Efron movie Charlie St. Cloud: On Location with Zac Efron 2010 as Himself
There is the list of interview of Zac Efron:
  • "Parade" (USA), 25 July 2010, pg. 4, by: Robert Maselllo, "15 Ways To Enjoy Your Summer On Zac's List..."
  • "The Independent Arts & Books" (UK), 3 April 2009, Iss. 7011, pg. 14 - 15, by: Gill Pringle, "School's out for Efron"
  • "Family Circle" (USA), 1 April 2009, Vol. 122, Iss. 4, pg. 30, by: staff, "High School Hunk"
  • "ShowBiz News" (USA), 17 April 2008, pg. 1, by: Dave Ostrinsky, "Zac Efron"
There is the list of some articles of Zac Efron:
  • "Epoch Times" (USA), 10 September 2015, pg. B2, by: Mark Jackson, "A Zac Efron Dee-Jay Dance Party for the iGeneration"
  • "L.A. Xpress" (USA), 3 September 2015, Vol. 42, Iss. 1414, pg. 2, by: United Press International (UPI), "Zac Efron's new film has third-worst opening weekend of all time"
  • "Los Angeles Times" (USA), 28 August 2015, Vol. 33, Iss. 245, pg. 1B, by: Donna Freydkin, "Zac Efron takes his 'Friends' for a spin"
  • "Parade" (USA), 29 April 2012, pg. 22, by: Zac Efron, "Sunday Dinner: 'Cue Him Up"
  • "Time" (USA), 30 November 2009, Vol. 174, Iss. 21, pg. 4, by: Magazine Feature, "10 Questions"
  • "Time Magazine" (USA), 11 May 2009, "Time 100"
  • "USA Weekend" (USA), 10 April 2009, pg. 6-7, by: Jeanne Dorin McDowell, "'I'm Growing Up.'"
  • "Contra Costa Times" (USA), 25 March 2009, by: The Associated Press, "Zac Efron Drops Out of 'Footloose' Remake"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 17 December 2007, Vol. 55, Iss. 51, pg. 20, by: n/a, "My Big Year: Zac Efron"
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 23 August 2007, Iss. 1033, pg. 38-46, by: Neil Strauss, "The New American Heartthrob"
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 12 August 2007, Vol. 130, Iss. 250, pg. N1+N4, by: Jennifer Frey, "King of the Whirl: Fame Sneaked Up on Zac Efron, but Its Arrival Is No Surprise"
There is the list of some printed articles of Zachary David Alexander Efron:
  • "Spits" (Netherlands), 6 January 2010, by: Brunopress, "Zac Efron en Vanessa Hudgens"
The image of Zachary David Alexander Efron was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Wonderland" (UK), October 2010
  • "Details" (USA), September 2010
  • "Parade" (USA), 25 July 2010
  • "People" (USA), 28 June 2010, Vol. 73, Iss. 25
  • "Nylon Guys" (USA), November 2009
  • "Screen" (Japan), July 2009
  • "GQ" (USA), May 2009
  • "USA Weekend" (USA), 10 April 2009
  • "Interview Magazine" (USA), April 2009
  • "Screen" (Japan), March 2009
  • "Screen" (Japan), January 2009
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 17 October 2008
  • "Teen Vogue" (USA), August 2008
  • "People" (USA), 3 September 2007, Vol. 68, Iss. 10
  • "Rolling Stone" (USA), 23 August 2007, Iss. 1033
  • "Teen" (USA), July 2007
  • "Details" (USA), February 2007
There is the list of some quotes of Zac Efron:
  • The songwriters decided to give Link a cool, upbeat, Elvis-style number, and it's the perfect time for it in the movie. 'Ladies Choice' establishes the connection between Tracy and Link. And it's the kind of number you need in a sixties musical: the rock 'n' roll band at the record hop, with bright colors and backup dancers.
  • If I had to hear the High School Musical (2006) (TV) songs anymore, I would have jumped off of something really tall. [on why he chose not to do the High School Musical Tour.]
  • The number one question I've been asked [for his movie 17 Again] is, 'If you could go back, would you change anything? If you could be 17 all over again, what would you do different? Would you go down this road?' I'm like, absolutely. This is like the best job in the world. I'm having the time of my life... It's always fun. It's always interesting. It's always a challenge. I'm very happy with that and I'm very happy with my life right now.
  • You know what, I do not want to fall victim to partying too hard, it's too easy and too often done. It's out of style anyway, I think too many people have done it before me, I'm not going to. It's uncool, yeah. I think the rebellious thing to do would to actually be successful.
  • On why he chose 17 Again: Everything else that was around was either a musical or a high school romance, you know, and this was actually the biggest risk and the biggest challenge. I can relate to playing a kid - I've had a first kiss, I've had awkward dates, I've had fights with my parents... But one thing I've never done is gotten into a fight with my teenage daughter.
  • In the back of my mind, I can never forget this could be gone tomorrow - and at this point I think the odds are against me... the chances of succeeding in this business are slim to none; there's only a handful of people that have long careers. You have to put in the work, you can never be satisfied, never take it for granted.
  • There are so many things you can do with a hand.
  • I'm not really into partying. Don't get me wrong - I've gone to a club. But I'd much rather be with my close friends at home or a concert, or on a trip. I'll go dancing with my grandma. She likes to cut a rug!
  • I'm definitely not getting married. In this business, you're either getting married or they want you to be pregnant. I'm not getting married until I'm forty. If ever.
  • I like my women like I like my peanut butter: chunky.
  • No Twitter, no Facebook, no MySpace - nothing. So if you have me, it's a poser, don't talk to them. [on what social networks he doesn't use]
  • [on 'Claire Danes' ] I was intimidated, even just the name Claire Danes carries such weight with it. I needed to be a worthy love interest in the film and I didn't know that I had any of the qualities necessary to woo a girl like her... Claire and I were trapped on an island together with nowhere to go for four weeks, like a reality show. My character was supposed to fall in love, but she was also supposed to be out of his league. After meeting Claire, that was definitely the way it was supposed to be.
  • And man, you should see the faces on the kids. It's priceless, and I don't look down on, or think badly about, the High School Musical films. I have no regrets at all. I'm extremely proud of those movies, and will be forever.
  • (On being famous) It's weird, but I don't feel like think I deserve any of the attention. There's really nothing but one audition for a Disney Channel movie that separates me from 2,000 other brown-haired, blue-eyed guys in L.A., you know?
  • [on 'At Any Price' and the farming industry] I think the only real knowledge I had before I went to Iowa was what I learned from 'Food Inc'. But once I got there and developed these extensive relationships with the farmers, I realized that we're basically made of corn.
  • [on the Neighbors poster] Two Jewish last names, right next to [each other], Rogen, Efron.
  • After High School Musical (2006) (TV) and Hairspray (2007) , I've always felt embraced by the gay community, and I feel incredibly grateful and honored. I don't like to live in fear about things like rumors and backlash to begin with - that's the way I was raised - but I just can't see what's so wrong about being gay.
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