Zac Efron

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Zac Efron Celebrates The Love Between Mike And Dave


Zac Efron Adam DeVine

After Bad Grandpa and Neighbors 2 (aka Bad Neighbours 2), he's now starring in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates alongside Pitch Perfect's Adam DeVine. "This last year has been very fun," Efron says. "I was looking to do dramas, then all of a sudden after Neighbors came out people started calling me for comedies. It happened kind of all at once, and it's the last thing I expected, to be honest. I never dreamt in a million years I'd be working with Seth Rogen or Adam DeVine or Anna Kendrick. So it's all a bit surreal for me."

Zac Efron & Adam Devine on the red carpet for the Premiere of Mike and Dave Need Wedding DatesZac Efron & Adam Devine on the red carpet for the Premiere of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Surprisingly, this new movie is based on a true story, and Efron says that about 80 percent of what's on-screen really happened, including the raunchiest and most far-fetched scenes. "Adam and I play hard-partying, crazy dudes who ruin family events," Efron explains. "Then they were given the final ultimatum to bring two good girls to their sister's wedding in Hawaii." Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza play these seemingly nice girls, who turn out to be even more raucous than Mike and Dave. 

Continue reading: Zac Efron Celebrates The Love Between Mike And Dave

Zac Efron's 'High School Musical' Throwback Pic Is Everything


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Zac Efron has shared the most epic of all the epic throwback pics, a flashback to his days on the set of High School Musical. The now 28-year-old shared a pic taken back in 2008 which showed him smiling alongside his co-stars Ashley Tisdale, ex-girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu.

Continue reading: Zac Efron's 'High School Musical' Throwback Pic Is Everything

Zac Efron And Seth Rogen Were Happy To Take On Neighbors 2


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But Rogen, who also produced both films and cowrote the sequel, wanted to make sure the moment was right. "A few things made us want to do a sequel," he explains. "We thought that the theme of growing up had an organic place it could go. And that the characters were interesting enough that maybe you would like to see what happened next in their lives. And that could be relatable as well."

Neighbors 2 reunites Efron and Rogen

For Efron, returning to the role was a no-brainer. "I was excited about the potential for a sequel because I just really love this group of people," he says. "So I just felt that there was more to do with this group. And rather than just like write a whole new movie that we'd all magically fit into, it was convenient that they came up with a sequel! So I was really happy."

Continue reading: Zac Efron And Seth Rogen Were Happy To Take On Neighbors 2

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [Bad Neighbours 2] Review

Good

While it's amusing and sometimes very funny, there's an air of desperation about this sequel to the 2014 breakout hit comedy. The main problem is that, instead of pushing the characters forward in any way, the plot is basically a rehash of the exact same series of events. So the cast and crew rush through it in the hopes that audiences might not notice, throwing in issues like girl power and gay marriage to make it look like they noticed the criticisms of the first movie.

It's been a year or so, and now Mac and Kelly (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) are selling their house to move to the suburbs before the birth their second child. But just as the sale is agreed, a sorority moves in next door, founded by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz) in defiance of the usual frat-house rules. They get help from former fraternity leader Teddy (Zac Efron), who's aimless because his best pal Pete (Dave Franco) has just agreed to marry his boyfriend. So Mac and Kelly are worried that the loud parties are going to jeopardise the sale, and when talking with Shelby fails, the stand-off escalates into all-out war. And when the girls turn on him, Teddy swaps sides to help take them down.

The dialogue is packed with hilariously wrong humour, mainly adult gags that are spoken around very young children. The idea of a little girl who chooses a pink dildo as her favourite toy is good for one laugh, but perhaps not the next 10 the filmmakers try to wring from it. Meanwhile, there's a strange exhaustion in the air, as both Teddy and Mac seem tired of all of this nonsense. Efron and Rogen play the roles with impeccable timing, but both seem aware that they've already pushed these characters as far as they possibly can. Byrne has a lot more spark, and provides most of the best laughs. And Moretz shows some skill at spiky silliness.

Continue reading: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [Bad Neighbours 2] Review

Zac Efron Deletes Ex From Social Media


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Zac Efron has deleted all traces of his ex-girlfriend Sami Miro from his social media accounts.

The 'Baywatch' actor has reportedly called time on his relationship with the 28-year-old stylist after less than two years of dating and wasted no time in deleting pictures of her from his Instagram account.

Speaking about the break-up, which Zac reportedly instigated, a source told E! News: ''They did not have the same feelings for each other as they did when they first started dating. The spark had died.

Continue reading: Zac Efron Deletes Ex From Social Media

Zac Efron Splits With Sami Miro, And Erases Their Relationship From Social Media


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Well, that was unexpected! News outlets confirm this week that Zac Efron has split from his girlfriend of two years Sami Miro, despite the fact that the pair were seen spending time together only two weeks ago in LA. While he was filming 'Baywatch' in Georgia, he apparently made time to join her in LA on weekends.

Zac EfronZac Efron ditches girlfriend Sami Miro

It's come as quite a shock that the couple have decided to call it quits, given that they seemed quite happy together while hanging out at the MTV Movie Awards this month. Plus, they were food shopping together in Los Angeles on April 11th. While various publications have confirmed the sad news, it's not yet known whether or not the separation was amicable. Some evidence suggests not; Efron has erased Miro's existence on his Instagram and Twitter pages and unfollowed her, though she is yet to do the same and continues to follow her ex-beau. 

Continue reading: Zac Efron Splits With Sami Miro, And Erases Their Relationship From Social Media

CinemaCon Awards 2016 Las Vegas

Adam DeVine, Zac Efron , Anna Kendrick - CinemaCon Bi Screen Achievement Awards held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nv on April 14, 2016 at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016

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CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

Adam DeVine, Anna Kendrick , Zac Efron - CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino at Omnia Nightclub, Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 15th April 2016

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Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron
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'High School Musical 4' Is Coming! But Where Are The Original Stars Now?


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It's been eight years since the last sequel to Emmy winning Disney Channel original 'High School Musical' and 10 years since the fun began, but it's finally set to return with an all-new cast in the form of 'High School Musical 4', set to be directed by Jeffrey Hornaday.

High School Musical castWhat are the old cast doing now?

Casting for the film was announced to have started taking place yesterday (March 1st 2016), with director Jeffrey Hornaday ('Teen Beach Movie', 'Shout') announced to replace Kenny Ortega at the helm and also choreograph the movie.

Continue reading: 'High School Musical 4' Is Coming! But Where Are The Original Stars Now?

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer


Mike and Dave are two brothers who can't help but compete with one another. They're best friends and do everything together, but when it comes to playing a lifelong game of one-upmanship they're both in it to win it. When their sister announces that she's marrying her partner in Hawaii, Mike & Dave's mum and dad are instantly horrified by the possible antics their sons could get up to.

In a bid to calm their potential actions, it's suggested to the boys that they both bring a respectable date to the wedding. Someone they can present to their families and show a completely different - and more mature - side to their personality. 

Alice and Tatiana are two girls who could actually rival the brothers and any of their past behaviour, who see Mike & Dave on TV talking about their search for a partner and decide that they're just the girls to accompany the boys to the island wedding.  Their plan is successful but Mike and Dave soon figure out that there's more to the girls than they first thought.

Dirty Grandpa Review

Good

There's nothing clever about this deliberately rude and vulgar comedy, but certain audiences will find it absolutely hilarious. Never afraid to head straight into the cheapest, nastiest gag, director Dan Mazar and writer John Phillips throw their odd-couple stars into a series of riotously awkward situations, usually involving nudity. And even if it's not as funny as it ought to be, at least there's some meaning to the chaos.

Zac Efron plays Jason, a bright young Atlanta lawyer who takes after his workaholic father (Dermot Mulroney). But Jason's grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro) remembers a more interesting Jason, before ruthless ambition took over his life. So after Grandma's funeral, Dick asks Jason to drive him down to Florida a week before Jason is due to marry the high-maintenance Meredith (Julianne Hough). Jason quickly discovers that Grandpa is intent on sowing some very wild oats, detouring their journey through Daytona at spring break, where they meet a couple of girls (Aubrey Plaza and Zoey Deutch) who are up for pretty much anything. What Jason doesn't know is that Grandpa is doing all of this to remind Jason who he really is, and to show him how to enjoy life instead of control it.

The script sometimes lays on this message rather thickly in between a series of deliberately jaw-dropping gross-out sequences. Predictably, drugs and sex abound, and most of the jokes are so corny and ludicrous that they're not remotely believable. Everything that happens strains to shock the audience, which means that nothing is actually very shocking. But while the story has no tension at all, it also manages to grab hold of the audience simply because the characters are so vividly played by the fearless Efron and De Niro. Neither role is much of a stretch, but they dive into even the yucky and/or naked moments with gusto, developing some chemistry in the process.

Continue reading: Dirty Grandpa Review

Neighbors: Sorority Rising Trailer


Mac and Kelly's lives have moved forward a lot since the problems they had with the fraternity house next door. Their daughter Stella is growing up and Kelly is pregnant with another baby. Their little family is growing and it's time to move to a bigger house. However, their new neighbours (a small sorority house who have big plans to ditch the usual implied, sexist sorority rules and prove that they can party just as hard as the boys.

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Zac Efron And ChloΓ« Grace Moretz Filming Scenes For Their New Movie 'Neighbors 2'

Zac Efron - Zac Efron puts on his saddle for a scene in 'Neighbors 2' filming in Los Angeles. The actor was seen jumping on top of a horse with a fraternity flag while co star Chloe Moretz host a frat party wearing a wig and a tight mini skirt. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 29th October 2015

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Los Angeles Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'We Are Your Friends'

Zac Efron - Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'We Are Your Friends' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th August 2015

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Los Angeles Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures 'We Are Your Friends'

Shiloh Fernandez, Max Joseph, Emily Ratajkowski, Zac Efron , Jonny Weston - Los Angeles premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'We Are Your Friends' at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 20th August 2015

Shiloh Fernandez, Max Joseph, Emily Ratajkowski, Zac Efron and Jonny Weston
Shiloh Fernandez, Max Joseph, Emily Ratajkowski, Zac Efron and Jonny Weston
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Zac Efron

Date of birth

18th October, 1987

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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Zac Efron Movies

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [Bad Neighbours 2] Movie Review

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising [Bad Neighbours 2] Movie Review

While it's amusing and sometimes very funny, there's an air of desperation about this sequel...

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer

Mike and Dave are two brothers who can't help but compete with one another. They're...

Dirty Grandpa Movie Review

Dirty Grandpa Movie Review

There's nothing clever about this deliberately rude and vulgar comedy, but certain audiences will find...

Neighbors: Sorority Rising Trailer

Neighbors: Sorority Rising Trailer

Mac and Kelly's lives have moved forward a lot since the problems they had with...

Dirty Grandpa Trailer

Dirty Grandpa Trailer

Dick Kelly has never been able to unwind, he's a retired army general and even...

We Are Your Friends Movie Review

We Are Your Friends Movie Review

Basically the perfect summer movie, this lightweight drama has a great-looking cast and plenty of...

We Are Your Friends - Summerfest Featurette Trailer

We Are Your Friends - Summerfest Featurette Trailer

'We Are Your Friends' director and writer Max Joseph opens up about throwing free LA...

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We Are Your Friends Trailer

We Are Your Friends Trailer

Aspiring DJ Cole Carter, from LA's San Fernando Valley, sets out to make it big...

We Are Your Friends - Teaser Trailer

We Are Your Friends - Teaser Trailer

Fresh out of college, 23-year-old Cole Carter and his friends Mason, Ollie and Squirrel are...

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and...

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

Richard Linklater is well known in the film industry as one of the stand out...

Neighbors [Bad Neighbours] Movie Review

Neighbors [Bad Neighbours] Movie Review

There's a blast of raucous energy to this lively comedy that sets it apart from...

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