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Zachary David Alexander Efron

Birthdate: (27)
Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Efron and <private> Efron (Baskett)
Brother of <private> Efron

Occupation: Actor, Singer, Dancer
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About Zac Efron

He is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. In 2007, before the release of High School Musical 2, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August 2007 issue. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, and Charlie St.Cloud.

Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California. His father, David Efron, is an engineer at a power plant, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a former secretary who worked at the same power plant. Efron has a younger brother, Dylan, and had a self-described "normal childhood" in a middle class family. He is of Jewish ancestry and is an agnostic, having never been religious. His surname, "Efron", means "lark" in Hebrew.

Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, and has also described himself as having been a class clown. Although self-described as not academically gifted, he remained focused enough to achieve an overall GPA of 4.3. Efron's father encouraged him to begin acting when Efron was 11 years old. He subsequently appeared in theater productions at his high school, worked in a theater called The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, and began taking singing lessons. Efron performed in plays such as Gypsy; Peter Pan, Or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Little Shop of Horrors; and The Music Man. Efron 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 was later signed to the Creative Artists Agency.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zac_Efron

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1374980/

Family genealogy: http://efronfamilyhistory.com/

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Zac Efron's Timeline

1987
October 18, 1987
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
2003
2003
Age 15
2003
Age 15

Melinda's World is a 2003 film adaptation of Marianne Kennedy's novel, directed by David Baumgarten and is also Zac Efron's film debut.

2004
August 9, 2004
Age 16

Miracle Run is a 2004 Lifetime Television film starring Mary-Louise Parker, Zac Efron, Bubba Lewis, Aidan Quinn and Alicia Morton

2005
June 30, 2005
Age 17
2006
January 20, 2006
Age 18

High School Musical is a 2006 American teen/children's romantic comedy musical television film and the first installment in the High School Musical trilogy. Upon its release on January 20, 2006, it became the most successful film that Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) ever produced, with a television sequel High School Musical 2 released in 2007 and the feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year released to theaters in October 2008. It is the first Disney Channel Original Movie to have a theatrical sequel. The film's soundtrack was the best-selling album in the United States for 2006.

2007
July 13, 2007
Age 19

Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the "pleasantly plump" teenager Tracy Turnblad as she pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation.

August 17, 2007
Age 19

High School Musical 2 is the second film in the High School Musical series. The World Premiere took place on August 14, 2007 at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California. The primary cast, including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel and Corbin Bleu attended the event. The film debuted on television on August 17, 2007, on Disney Channel in the U.S., and on Family in Canada.

2008
September 5, 2008
Age 20

Me and Orson Welles is a 2008 British-American period comedy film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay, and Claire Danes. Based on Robert Kaplow's novel of the same name, the story, set in 1937 New York, tells of a teenager hired to perform in Orson Welles' stage production of Julius Caesar, where he becomes attracted to a career-driven production assistant.

October 24, 2008
Age 21

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical film and the third installment in the High School Musical series. Produced and released on October 24, 2008 by Walt Disney Pictures, it was the only film in the series to be released theatrically. Kenny Ortega returned as director and choreographer, as did all six primary actors.