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

Co-star Recalls 'Awkward Moment' With Zac Efron


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Bad Neighbours 2 sees the return of couple MAC Radner (Seth Rogen) and pregnant wife Kelly (Rose Byrne), who are enjoying life in the suburbs as new parents until a group of unruly sorority sisters move in next door, one of which is played by Beanie. As the loud parties threaten the sale of their home, the couple turn to ex-neighbour and one-time enemy Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) for help.

During an appearance on TBS' late night show Conan, Beanie shared an amusing tale involving Zac, who was in attendance at a press conference to promote the new movie.

Beanie recalled to host Conan O'Brien how Zac, 28, was in charge of filming short videos of the junket to be posted on social media app Snapchat and at one point went over to the stage were Beanie and her colleagues were sitting.

Continue reading: Co-star Recalls 'Awkward Moment' With Zac Efron

Zac Efron Cried His Way Out Of A Traffic Ticket


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The Bad Grandpa star made the admission during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday evening (19May16), confessing he put his acting skills to good use.

"I got pulled over and immediately thought I was going to get a ticket because I didn't have my driver's license or something like that," he said. "The lady cop who pulled me over was really sweet, but I got kind of over emotional and I kind of turned the tears on a little bit and she recognised me."

When Seth asked what happened once the police officer realised who she was talking to, Zac added: "She literally goes, 'It's OK, you don't need to get emotional, I just wanted to let you know that your registration's expired as of yesterday. I'm not going to give you a ticket.'"

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Zac Efron: 'Mum Told Me Off For Flashing Fake Testicles'


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The 28-year-old star reprises his role of student Teddy Sanders, who wreaked havoc on Mr and Mrs Radner's (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) lives in the first film but is now their ally, helping them battle it out against a hard-partying sorority group next door, led by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz).

There were some especially humorous moments on set, such as one scene in which Teddy shows off his private parts. Zac's mother happened to stop by around the same time, making the filming awkward as well as hilarious.

"Those were not real testicles," Seth assured Us Weekly.

Continue reading: Zac Efron: 'Mum Told Me Off For Flashing Fake Testicles'

James Mcavoy 'Too Old' For Jamie Vardy Film Role


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Vardy, 29, has delighted British soccer fans with his amazing rags to riches story, which has seen him rise to stardom from amateur football to starting for England and helping club Leicester City become 2015-2016 English Premier League winners .

The unlikely superstar's story is set to be told on the big screen, as a movie adaptation is in the early stages of production.

MCAvoy, an avid fan of Scottish soccer club Celtic, revealed he wants to play Vardy, telling Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "It is my time, this is my time! Play a guy playing football? I would love that! Vardy's party - bringing it to Hollywood!"

Continue reading: James Mcavoy 'Too Old' For Jamie Vardy Film Role

Zac Efron Eager To Tackle American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course


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The 28-year-old, who is known for his buff physique, will be showing off his muscles in the forthcoming movie reboot of Baywatch, in which he plays a beach lifeguard alongside DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON, and in one of the film's scenes Zac's character is put through an initiation process as he attempts to join the team of lifeguards - and he had to complete a real-life exercise obstacle course on camera - similar to those featured on American Ninja Warrior.

Zac loved the experience as he is a big fan of the series, but although he would love to compete on the show, he's not sure he would be able to complete it.

"I had to do, like, a Ninja Warrior course...," he explained on U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly. "I love that show, (it's) so cool, I wanna be on that so bad (sic)!

Continue reading: Zac Efron Eager To Tackle American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

Zac Efron: 'Crossing The Line Of Fear Was Key To Sobriety'


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The actor rose to prominence on Disney franchise High School Musical, but behind the fame and fortune, he struggled to deal with the constant media intrusion and always attracting a crowd whenever he stepped out in public.

He turned to cocaine and alcohol to help him escape his troubles, and ended up undergoing two stints in rehab in 2013.

Now clean and sober, Zac admits he had to make huge changes in his lifestyle to stay on the straight and narrow.

Continue reading: Zac Efron: 'Crossing The Line Of Fear Was Key To Sobriety'

Seth Rogen 'Bummed' Zac Efron Skipped Out On Neighbors 2 Premiere


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Zac was slated to appear alongside his co-stars on the red carpet for the film's Hollywood premiere on Monday (16May16), but at the last minute the heartthrob had to pull out because he was still shooting Baywatch scenes in Atlanta, Georgia.

Just hours before the premiere, Zac took to Instagram to share the sad news with his fans, posting a photo of himself trapped in a cage near water, adding the caption, "So bummed to miss the #Neighbors2 premiere with you guys - so proud of this one - believe me I tried - so badly they had to put me in a cage - but love and miss you all - break a leg and have fun."

One person who had no idea Zac wouldn't be at the premiere was Rose Byrne, who plays Seth's wife in the comedy.

Continue reading: Seth Rogen 'Bummed' Zac Efron Skipped Out On Neighbors 2 Premiere

Vanessa Hudgens: 'Singing High School Musical Is A Reflex!'


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The 27-year-old actress shot to fame starring as Gabriella Montez in the first Disney Channel movie back in 2006, before reprising her role for 2007's High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2008.

Vanessa has now moved on from the franchise, but often finds herself humming some of the films' catchiest tunes.

"(I sing them) every now and then. Sometimes, someone will be like, ‘We’re all in this together,’ and then I’ll be like (starts singing), ‘We’re all in this together!'” she laughed to Entertainment Tonight, referring to the finale song from the first movie. “It’s like reflexes.”

Continue reading: Vanessa Hudgens: 'Singing High School Musical Is A Reflex!'

Sam Claflin: 'I'm No Zac Efron... I Despise The Gym'


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The British star has won over fans with both his performance skills in movies like The Riot Club and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and his chiselled good looks. But despite his heartthrob status, Sam has the same body hangups as anyone else, especially when he compares himself to other young actors.

"I constantly worry about how I look because I think the standards among other actors is so high," the 29-year-old sighed to Red magazine. "Take Zac Efron, for example. He's about my age, we were both nominated for best shirtless scene (at the MTV Movie Awards) and I'd vote for him! He keeps that up all the time. That's one hell of a life choice. I couldn't do it. I despise the gym. I'll do it for work if I need to, but if I don't need to then I'd rather have a pint or burger with my mates."

Sam doesn't just feel wary for himself - there's his wife Laura Haddock, who gave birth to their son last December (15), to think about too. As she is also an actor, her post-baby figure is often commented on by the media - something which Sam has noticed impacts her.

Continue reading: Sam Claflin: 'I'm No Zac Efron... I Despise The Gym'

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

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

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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

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Zac Efron

Date of birth

18th October, 1987

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.73




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@andybovine and I answer the age old question- where do brothers come from? You're welcome. #BrothersDay #mikeanddaveneedweddingdates [link in bio]
The last lifeguard is wrapped ;)
#Baywatch
Another suit soaked to the bone and forgot to bring dry underwear. Thanks @jimmyfallon. #FallonTonight
Ugh this just makes me self conscious- the story is really great though- if you have time to read it- it's pretty accurate about my life at the moment. Thanks #MensFitness http://bit.ly/mensfitnessze #humbled
That dude is staring at me for sure
@sethrogen wanted a cozy place with a white picket fence- found the fence part on the @todayshow #feellikeapuppy #neighbors2
@latenightseth tonight #wendywilliams #lnsm #neighbors2
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Zac Efron Movies

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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates Trailer

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Dirty Grandpa Movie Review

Dirty Grandpa Movie Review

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Neighbors: Sorority Rising Trailer

Neighbors: Sorority Rising Trailer

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Dirty Grandpa Trailer

Dirty Grandpa Trailer

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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

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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

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21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

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21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

21 Years: Richard Linklater Trailer

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Neighbors [Bad Neighbours] Movie Review

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