Zac Efron

Zac Efron


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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Picture - Zac Efron and Sami Miro... Los Angeles California United States, Tuesday 14th April 2015

Zac Efron and Sami Miro - Zac Efron dressed casually in white t-shirt and jeans with a BROR restaurant logo cap, talks on his cellphone as he arrives with his girlfriend Sami Miro at an office in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015

Zac Efron and Sami Miro
Zac Efron and Sami Miro
Zac Efron and Sami Miro
Zac Efron and Sami Miro
Zac Efron and Sami Miro

MTV Movie Awards: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Leads 2015 Winners

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It's difficult to argue with the results of this year's MTV Movie Awards victors, who took home their much-deserved accolades on Sunday (April 12th 2015). The top prize of Movie Of The Year went to Josh Boone's adaptation of the John Green novel 'The Fault In Our Stars' - but who else won big at the 2015 ceremony?

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in 'The Fault In Our Stars'Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Shailene Woodley took home a couple of awards herself; first for Best Female Performance in 'The Fault In Our Stars', and second for Best Kiss with Ansel Elgort. 'The Maze Runner' star Dylan O'Brien also won big, landing Breakthrough Performance, Best Hero and, of course, Best Fight with Will Poulter. O'Brien will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'. Meanwhile, Zac Efron's abs in 'Neighbors' predictably won him Best Shirtless Performance, while his onscreen chemistry with Dave Franco made them Best Duo. 'Neighbors' was also the winner of Best WTF Moment, with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne taking home the award.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Leads MTV Movie Awards Nominations

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With Oscar season finally over it’s time for the fun to begin, as the MTV Movie Awards are here yet again to hand out the trophies that really matter. Categories such as ‘Best Shirtless Performance’ and ‘Best Scared-as-Sh-t Performance’ will be contested alongside more traditional awards such as Best Movie and Best Male and Female Performance during the ceremony next month.

Chris Pratt in Guardians of the GalaxyBest shirtless performance? Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy

Leading the nominations is Marvel’s breakthrough hit Guardians of the Galaxy, which has scored seven nominations this year. Leading man Chris Pratt has been recognised multiple times with nods in the best male performance, best shirtless performance, best musical performance and best comedic performance categories. The film itself has also been nominated for movie of the year.

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Seth Rogen And Zac Efron Set For 'Neighbors 2' In 2016

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Look out for more inter-generational banter coming next year! Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are to team up once again for Neighbors 2.

Universal has announced a sequel to last summer’s hugely successful comedy that is set to reunite the original cast with a host of fresh faces. In news first broken by the Hollywood Reporter, Rose Byrne will return as Rogen’s on-screen wife, and director Nicholas Stoller is signed on once more.

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Rogen is to team up with Zac Efron once more for a sequel to 2014's Neighbors

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Selena Gomez & Zedd Spotted "Cuddling" in Atlanta Restaurant

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Selena Gomez and Zedd have been spotted together once again whilst dining together in Atlanta. Sources and the pair's own Instagram accounts suggest they may be more than just friends.Earlier this month it was revealed, according to E!, how producer Zedd was working with Gomez on her music. However, the rumour mill has been working overtime and it has been suggested the two are in a relationship.

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Selena Gomez is rumoured to be in a relationship with Zedd.

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21 Years: Richard Linklater - Clips

Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a flood of praise for the extraordinary and innovative 'Boyhood' - a movie filmed over thirteen years with the same actors - actors and movie makers everywhere join this appraising documentary marking 21 years of amazing cinema from this artist. With works including the decade spanning romance trilogy 'Before Sunrise', musical comedy 'School of Rock', animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', crime drama 'Bernie' and underdog flicks 'Slacker' and 'Bad News Bears', the Texan cine-hero continues to produce imaginative and totally unique, genre-crossing stories with comedy 'That's What I'm Talking About' and a 'School of Rock' TV series marking his upcoming projects.

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Picture - Zac Efron, Shiloh Fernandez, Jonny... Encino California United States, Saturday 27th September 2014

Zac Efron, Shiloh Fernandez, Jonny Weston and Alex Shaffer - Actor Zac Efron filming a scene for his new movie 'We Are Your Friends' - Encino, California, United States - Saturday 27th September 2014

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Zac Efron and Shiloh Fernandez
Zac Efron and Shiloh Fernandez
Zac Efron, Jonny Weston and Alex Shaffer
Zac Efron, Shiloh Fernandez, Jonny Weston and Alex Shaffer