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Zac Efron Biography

Zac Efron (born Zachary David Alexander Efron, 18.10.1987)

Zac Efron is an American actor and is also a singer. He rose to fame after appearing in High School Musical and the TV series Summerland.

Zac Efron: Childhood

Zac Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, to father David (a power plant engineer) and Starla Baskett (a former secretary). They later moved to Arroyo Grande, California.

When Zac was 11, his father encouraged him to try acting. He later appeared in a number of productions at his high school and found work in a theatre named The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. He also took up singing lessons. In 2001, Efron completed a course at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

Efron's drama teacher, Robyn Metchik, recommended him to an agency and he soon signed up with the Creative Artists Agency.

After graduating from high school in Arroyo Grande, Efron deferred an offer of a place at the University of Southern California, whilst he worked on a number of film projects.

Zac Efron: Acting Career

Efron's TV career started out with appearances in shows such as Firefly, The Guardian and ER. He also played Cameron Bale in the WB series Summerland. In the second series of the show, he became a regular cast member.

Since his appearance in the series, Efron has also accepted offers to appear in the likes of CSI:Miami, The Replacements and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

In 2003, Zac Efron received a Young Artist Award for his performance as an autistic twin in the TV movie Miracle Run.

Efron's career took an upturn in 2006 when he appeared in High School Musical. He played the role of Troy Bolton, the basketball captain. He won two Teen Choice Awards following the release of the film and the cast travelled to Europe and Australia to promote the movie.

In 2007, Efron appeared in a remake of Hairspray, and received positive reviews for his performance. The same year saw the release of High School Musical 2. His role will be revisited in the 2008 release of High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

In 2008, Efron spent time filming Me and Orson Welles, which was filmed on the Isle of Man, New York and London. The film was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2008.

Zac Efron: Music Career

Efron released his first two singles shortly after the release of High School Musical. 'Get'cha Head in the Game' and 'Breaking Free' both charted at the same time. The next week, he had five tracks from the film's soundtrack in the charts.

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Zac Efron Reviews

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Hey,If you read this Zac. Wanted to let you know, your a talented young man. In fact, your the Elvis of 2007. You can sing act, and have the girls after you.I wish to meet you, but my wishes never come true, so i guess i'll hold on to the thought of you. Please keep your work up and stay the same, never change.Your a great guy.Take care, and maybe one day i'll meet you.Until then, "Adios"Danielle xx

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Drool2cool

Hi Its From IndiaZac I like u very much I'm a guy of ur age someday I surely hope to meet uPlz reply I am ur biggest fanAfter I finish my Architect Course I'm gonna see uI like ur move the way u speak I'm melting U know what I have Watch High school musical more than 50 timesI love ur character there I'll always pray for youTake careGoodLuck Everywhere u r

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DO YOU KNOW A SUPERFAN WHO DESERVES TO MEET THEIR FAVOURITE BAND? Tonight’s The Night is a fantastic new BBC One Saturday night entertainment show, hosted by John BarrowmanWe are looking for people to secretly nominate a friend or family member that they feel deserves the opportunity to meet their favourite band. Is there someone you know who does so much for others that deserves a performance treat? Do you know a Superfan whose dreams would come true if they met their favourite group? Please email us your name, number and story to dreamperformance@bbc.co.uk or call Laetitia on 020 8576 9492Deadline for applications: 1st April 2009

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secret lover

hi zac i htink you are hot i love you

5 years 3 months ago
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cheyenne

hi zac i am such a big fan even no that i am 11 years old i watch high school muicsal you are she a good actor i like you zac!!!!bye

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cheyenne

hi i got your message but am only a 11 years old and all i want to do is chat with zac efron? please? thank you.

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Zac I'm the most most most of your fans and I want your e-mail I pleadArk only to learn something Wada I love you and want to see you will never Ansaak my beautiful Zac

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Zach I love you very very very and please reply toI want your email address and I plead and I want to tell you one thing onlyI love you and will never forget you from: joudi to : zac efron

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Hey, If you read this Zac. Wanted to let you know, that you are so talented and awesome. I know most people my age love you, but I really really really really loooooooooove Corbin Bleu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Has anyone seen the previews for Corbin's new movie?? It's called FREE STYLE and it looks so good! Me and my friend Tiff just went to the FREESTYLEMOVIE website and saw corbin in his dirt bike racing gear! He look so hottt!! Comes out October 9th and I can't wait! Oh yea!! I also joined the movies facebook page facebook/freestylemovie !

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Hi zac i really admire your work and acting. i hope to be an actor when i grow up. i especially like dancing too. i have won trpheys and medals towards performing arts and acting too. i look up to you as a role model. i wish to become just like you when i grow up,and show everyone im not a gay boy which they call me

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