Teenage heartthrob Zac Efron was born October 18, 1987, in San Luis Obispo, California. When he was just 11 years old, Efron began taking singing lessons, which led to roles in several theater productions. He later guest starred in television series such as Firefly, ER, and CSI: Miami and landed a recurring role on Summerland.
In 2006, Efron starred in the hugely popular Disney Channel movie High School Musical. He plays a guy named Troy who falls for a girl named Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) when they meet at a karoke contest.
The well-rounded actor’s hobbies include golf, skiing, rock climbing, snowboarding, and playing the piano and guitar. He has two Australian Shepherds and a Siamese cat.
Parents: David and Starla Siblings: Dylan Pets: Two Australian Shepherds, Dreamer and Puppy, and Siamese cat, Simon
On the Billboard Hot 100 chart of 2006-02-11, Zac had five simultaneous song credits. The songs were “Get’cha Head in the Game” (solo), 3 duets with Vanessa Anne 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 Anne Hudgens duet “Breaking Free” (from High School Musical) made the fastest climb in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, leaping from 86 to 4 in one week (2006-02-11).
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.
Is good friends with “High School Musical” co-star Ashley Tisdale.