Zachary David Alexander Efron
Zac Efron is a well-known American actor. He began professionally acting in the early 2000s and became popular in the late 2000s as Troy Bolton in the movie High School Musical.
He also appeared in the musical film Hairspray and the comedic film 17 Again. Zac Efron raised to popularity after appearing in the films New Year’s Eve, The Lucky One, The Paperboy, Neighbors, Dirty Grandpa, Baywatch, and The Greatest Showman. Efron has played a variety of roles in movies and on television.
Zac Efron Biography & Net Worth
|Name:||Zachary David Alexander Efron|
|Alternative Name:||Zac Efron|
|Prarent:||David,Efron & Baskett,Starla|
|Relative:||Dalyn and Olivia|
|Date of Birth:||October 18, 1987|
|Birth Place:||San Luis Obispo|
|Nationality:||Unite State of America|
|Height:||5′ 8″ (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Voice Actor|
|Net Worth:||$25 million|
|Publicity Listing:||4 interviews, 13 Articles, 19 magazines covers, 2 pictorial|
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born on October 18, 1987, in San Luis Obispo, California, to electrical engineer David Efron and secretary Starla Baskett. He has a younger brother Dylan and a paternal half-sister, Olivia
Zac’s Polish Jewish paternal grandpa gave him the surname “Efron,” which is both Hebrew and a Biblical geographical name.
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Zac grew up in Arroyo Grande, California. After his parents observed his singing aptitude, Efron worked in the theaters of The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville and took singing training.
He appeared in a number of shows, including Peter Pan, Gypsy, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, The Music Man, and Little Shop of Horrors. Robyn Metchik, his theater teacher, suggested him to an agent in Los Angeles (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik). He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a theatre group based at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California, where he performed in 2000 and 2001.
Later, Efron signed up with the Creative Artists Agency.
Efron graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2006 and was accepted but did not attend the University of Southern California.
Efron rose to prominence as the lead in the Disney Channel original film High School Musical (2006), for which he received the Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star. He reprised his role as Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2 (2007), which shattered cable television viewership records with 17.5 million viewers.
Career and Professional Life
Efron began his career as a guest star on television shows such as Firefly, ER, and The Guardian in the early 2000s. Zac Efron first appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland in 2004.
He was elevated to the main cast for the show’s second season, which aired in 2005. He also acted in a few films, notably Miracle Run (2004), for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his role as one of two autistic twins.
Efron rose to prominence as the lead in the Disney Channel original film High School Musical (2006), for which he received the Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star. Efron played Troy Bolton, a high school basketball player who feels conflicted when he finds himself interested in taking part in the school musical with Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl from the scholastic decathlon team. The movie has been compared to a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
Efron next appeared as Link Larkin in the musical comedy film Hairspray (2007), which was based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name. When it was released in July 2007, the film was a huge commercial and critical success.
Efron’s subsequent release was Richard Linklater’s historical drama Me and Orson Welles, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and went on general release in late 2009.
He played the lead roles in the comedies 17 Again (2009) and the fantasy romance Charlie St. Cloud (2010), both directed by Burr Steers.
Following his appearance in 2011’s New Year’s Eve, Efron joined the cast of Liberal Arts, a 2012 independent film that received positive reviews.
That same year, Efron starred in Paperboy, a critical failure by most accounts. After lending his voice to the commercially successful animated film The Lorax (2012), he starred as the male lead in the romantic drama The Lucky One (2012), which was based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, the film became a huge box office success.
Zac Efron made his romantic comedy debut in 2014 with That Awkward Moment, which received mostly negative reviews. The year 2014 also saw the release of Neighbors, a film that portrayed Zac Efron as a “bad boy” who contrasted with his previous Disney roles.
The movie paved the way for later films with more mature themes like We Are Your Friends from 2015 and Dirty Grandpa, an adult comedy from 2016. He also played the same character in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising that same year.
The following phase of Efron’s career saw him land significant parts in movies like Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, in which he played serial killer Ted Bundy, Baywatch, Beach Bum, and others.
Efron co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the 2019 Harmony Korine movie The Beach Bum as a drug-addled libertine. In Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, he also played serial killer Ted Bundy opposite Lily Collins, who played Bundy’s girlfriend.
The movie had its Sundance premiere in early 2019 and was made available on Netflix on May 3. Efron provided the voice of Fred Jones in the Warner Bros. Scooby-Doo animated movie Scoob! in 2020.
For his work as the host of the Netflix web documentary, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, he received a Daytime Emmy Award in 2021 for Outstanding Daytime Program Host. He starred in the Anthony Hayes-directed survival thriller Gold in 2022, and Keith Thomas-directed horror flick Firestarter, a remake of the 1984 film based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.
Zac Efron Personal Life
Golf, skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding are among Efron’s favorite sports. After spending days on the beach for “Summerland,” he added surfing. With estimated earnings of $5.8 million between June 2007 and June 2008, Efron was ranked 92 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2008. His personal wealth was approximately $10 million in April 2009. Efron’s net worth was $18 million in May 2015.
People magazine reported in 2007 that Efron and Vanessa Hudgens began dating in 2005 while filming High School Musical In September 2014, Efron began a romantic relationship with model and entrepreneur Sami Miró. The couple divorced in April 2016.
While filming his adventure series Killing Zac Efron in Papua New Guinea in December 2019, Efron contracted a serious and potentially fatal illness, a “form of typhoid or similar bacterial infection.” He was flown to Brisbane’s St Andrews War Memorial Hospital for treatment before returning home on December 25. He recovered without incident.
He relocated to Australia in early 2021, after selling his Los Angeles mansion and purchasing a property in Byron Bay, where he will base himself while working on a variety of Australian-based projects.
Zac Efron Film and Shows
Zac Efron has starred in lots of movies since he began acting in the early 2000 and here is a list of some of the movies he has featured.
|2005||The Derby Stallion|
|2008||High School Musical|
|2010||Charlie St. Cloud|
|2011||New Year’s Eve|
|2014||That Awkward Moment|
|2015||We Are Your Friend|
Achievement and Awards
Efron rose to prominence after starring in the Disney Channel original film High School Musical (2006), for which he received the Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star.
Zac Efron went on to win the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in hairspray for Best Acting Ensemble, and the MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance in the same film.
He won the MTV Movie Awards for Best Male Performance in High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2009. He went on to win Teen Choice Awards for 17 Again, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and Baywatch in 2009, 2016, and 2017. Zac has been nominated 69 times and has won 30 of them.
I’m not really into partying. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve gone to a club. But I’d much rather be with my close friends at home or a concert, or on a trip. I’ll go dancing with my grandma. She likes to cut a rug!Zac Efron
I like my women like I like my peanut butter: chunky.Zac Efron
And man, you should see the faces on the kids. It’s priceless, and I don’t look down on, or think badly about, the High School Musical films. I have no regrets at all. I’m extremely proud of those movies, and will be forever.Zac Efron
After High School Musical (2006) and Hairspray (2007), I’ve always felt embraced by the gay community, and I feel incredibly grateful and honored. I don’t like to live in fear about things like rumors and backlash to begin with – that’s the way I was raised – but I just can’t see what’s so wrong about being gay.Zac Efron
I’m definitely not getting married. In this business, you’re either getting married or they want you to be pregnant. I’m not getting married until I’m forty. If ever.Zac Efron