* * * Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) *%*$* Mini Biography *%*$*
Born in San Luis Obispo, California, and raised nearby in Arroyo Grande, Zac Efron took his first step toward acting at the age of 11 when his parents took note of his singing ability. Singing lessons soon led to an appearance in the production of "Gypsy" that ran 90 performances and he was hooked. After appearing on-stage in "Peter Pan," "Auntie Mame", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Music Man", guest parts quickly followed on television series, including "Firefly" (2002), "ER" (1994), and "The Guardian" (2001). After guest-starring in several episodes of "Summerland" (2004), he joined the regular cast as girl-crazy Cameron Bale. Efron also starred in several pilots such as "The Big, Wide World of Carl Laemke" and "Triple Play." He also recently starred as an autistic child in the television movie Miracle Run (2004) (TV), alongside Mary-Louise Parker and Aidan Quinn.Efron graduated Arroyo Grande High School in June 2006. Efron's favorite sports include golf, skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding. He recently added surfing after spending days on the beach for "Summerland." He plays the piano at home, and is currently teaching himself to play the guitar. He's also currently fixing up two cars in his spare time, a Delorean and '65 Mustang convertible, both treasured hand-me-downs from his even-more-treasured grandfather. Efron lives at home with his parents and his younger brother Dylan. They have two highly affectionate Australian Shepherds, Dreamer and Puppy, and a very independent Siamese cat named Simon.
* * * Parents: David and Starla Siblings: Dylan
* * *Pets: Two Australian Shepherds, Dreamer and Puppy, and Siamese cat, Simon
@ On the Billboard Hot 100 chart of 2006-02-11, Zac had five simultaneous song credits. The songs were "Get'cha Head in the Game" , 3 duets with Vanessa Anne Hudgens "Breaking Free," "Start of Something New," and "What I've Been Looking For" and "We're All in this Together" credited to the High School Musical cast. All tracks were from the soundtrack of "High School Musical". The Zac Efron-Vanessa Anne Hudgens duet "Breaking Free" (from High School Musical) made the fastest climb in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, leaping from 86 to 4 in one week. With the popularity of High School Musical, he had to change his phone number after getting numerous calls from fans.
* * * Zac's most prized possession is his autographed baseball collection. * * * Is a huge San Francisco Giants fan. * * * Met his current girlfriend Vanessa Anne Hudgens on the set of High School Musical * * * Favorite Cartoon Show: Rocko's Modern Life. * * * He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.