Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 and he is an American actor and singer. 

Zac Efron Biography

Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California , and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California . His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power plant and his mother, Starla Baskett, is an administrative assistant who worked at the same power plant.

He have a brother, Dylan,  and had, as he has described, a “normal childhood” in a middle-class family. His surname is originary from Hebrew .  His paternal grandfather is Jewish,  and he was  describing himself as Jewish although he was raised agnostically and did not practice religion as a child. 

Efron was saying that he would “freak out” if he got a “B” and not an “A” in school, as well as that he was a class clown. He was later working at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville theater, and began taking voice lessons. 

He was performing in shows like Gypsy ; Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up ; Little Shop of Horrors ; and The Music Man . 

He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik).  He later signed with the Creative Artists Agency. 

He was graduating from Arroyo Grande High School in 2006  and he was later accepted to the University of Southern California, but did not enroll. He also attended the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, a community college located in Santa Maria, California, where he performed in 2000 and 2001.

Zac Efron Career

Efron began acting in the early 2000s with guest roles on various television series, including Firefly ,  ER , and The Guardian . In 2004, he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland . 

For the show’s second season, which aired in 2005, he was promoted to the main cast. He also appeared in a few films, including the Lifetime TV movie Miracle Run (2004), for which he earned a Young Artist Award nomination for his performance as one of two autistic twins.

His career was reaching a turning point with the teen musical television film High School Musical (2006), which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006.

The film, which has been described as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, saw Efron playing the male character frontman Troy Bolton a high school basketball player who feels conflicted when he becomes interested in participating in the school musical with Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl on the school’s decathlon team. 

The film, which also starred Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman in pivotal roles, became a huge success and helped him gain recognition with teenage audiences. The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States. 

His singing talent was called into question when it was revealed that his voice had been mixed with Drew Seeley’s on the soundtrack, but he was clarifing that the songs (written for a tenor) were written before he was cast and therefore Therefore, they did not fit his more baritone style vocal range. In his later movie musicals, he did his own singing for him.

He was next seen playing the role of Link Larkin in the musical comedy film Hairspray (2007), wich based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name. 

The film became a critical and commercial success upon its release in July 2007. Later that year, he was seen reprising his role as Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2 (2007), which aired on the Disney Channel in August from 2007.

He reprized his role as Troy Bolton in High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), the first film in the High School Musical franchise to receive a theatrical release. 

The film became a huge box office success and received mixed to positive reviews from critics. He followed this up with the commercially successful comedy 17 Again (2009) about a 37-year-old man (Matthew Perry) who transforms into his 17-year-old self (Efron) after a fortuitous accident.

His next release was Richard Linklater’s period drama Me and Orson Welles , which was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and he received a wide release in late 2009. The film was garnered mostly critical acclaim and positive from critics. 

He then was playing the lead role in the supernatural romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud , which became a moderate success at the box office despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics.

He was next appearing as part of the large cast of Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve , which featured a series of Christmas vignettes from different groups of characters. The film was receiving almost unanimously negative reviews from critics, but became a huge box office success.

He also played a supporting role in the critically successful Liberal Arts , which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012 and received a limited release later that year. 

He also acted alongside Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, David Oyelowo, and John Cusack in The Paperboy, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 and received a wider release later that year. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

After lending his voice to the hit computer-animated film The Lorax , he appeared as the male lead in the romantic drama The Lucky One , based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film became a huge box office success despite negative reviews from critics. 

He was also starring in the drama At Any Price , which was premiered at the 2012 Venice International Film Festival, and the historical drama Parkland , which was premiered at the 2013 Venice International Film Festival. Both films was receiving mixed reviews from critics.

Efron’s first release of 2014 was the romantic comedy That Awkward Moment , on which he also executive produced. 

The film, which starred Efron alongside Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan as three New York City bachelors, became a moderate commercial success despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics.

Zac Efron Movies

2003-Melinda’s World 

2005-The Derby Stallion

2007-Hair Spray

2008-High School Musical 3

2009-17 again

2010-Charlie St. Cloud

2012-All the way

2013-Patterned Landscape

2014-Neighbours 

2015-We are your friends

2016-Dirty grandpa

2019-The beach bum

2020-¬°Scoob!Fred Jones 

2021-Save a Ralph.

Zac Efron In 2021

In April 2021, Zhe was shocking the world after he was seen in an Earth Day video with a dramatic facelift that was including a more prominent square chin and larger jawline.

Now, the actor has broken the silence to address the issue for the first time.

Zac Efron Plastic Surgery

The protagonist of ‘The Greatest Showman‘ has revealing in an interview for Men’s Health magazine that a nasty accident at home was the cause of his transformation and that he did not undergo any type of plastic surgery, as had been speculated at the time .

It was the domestic incident in which he was slipping on some socks while he was running in his house , causing him to hit his chin on a granite fountain, black out, and eventually wake up with “his chin bone hanging out of his face.”

He was saying that when he was injured, the masseter muscles on the inside of his face and jaw “compensated” for the injury by increasing in size, hence his transformation.

 “The masseter muscles just grew. They got very, very big,” the interpreter was telling to the publication.

Zac Efron Net Worth

He was on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2008 at number 92, with estimated earnings of $5.8 million from June 2007 to June 2008.

As of April 2009, his personal wealth was equal to about $10 million.  As of May 2015, Efron’s net worth was $18 million.

Zac Efron Private Life

People magazine reported in 2007 that him and Vanessa Hudgens start dating in 2005 during the filming of High School Musical ,  although Us magazine was reporting, after the two split in December 2010, that “they met in 2005 while making the first High School Musical movie , and it turned into a romantic thing about two years later.” 

He began a romantic relationship with model and businessman Sami Mir√≥ in September 2014. The couple separated in April 2016. 

He sought treatment in early 2013 after he was struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse. He has been sober since June 2013. 

In November 2013, Efron had to have his jaw locked after breaking it in a fall at his home.  In March 2014, Efron got into a fight with a homeless man on Skid Row. Law enforcement officials did not make any arrests because they saw it as mutual combat. 

In 2010, Efron started his own production company under Warner Bros., Ninjas Runnin’ Wild.  The company was involved in the production of his films From Him Dirty Grandpa , That Awkward Moment , and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile . 

In 2019, Efron’s brother Dylan, who also plays a role in the company, stated that Ninjas Runnin’ Wild has begun producing more digital content in addition to his traditional film work. 

He was announcing the creation of his YouTube channel in March 2019.  The video-sharing platform hosts two weekly series. 

Off the Grid” follows Efron and his brother Dylan as they engage in outdoor activities and travel without electronic devices, with the exception of a video camera to document their experiences. “Gym Time” highlights fitness and nutrition, with Efron informing his viewers that he plans to “train with celebrities, athletes, and interesting people.

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