Zac Efron Biography
Zac Efron is an American Emmy Award-winning actor. He is best known for casting as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical trilogy (2006–2008). Efron began acting professionally in the early 2000s and rose to prominence in the late 2000s.
Zac Efron Age
Efron is 35 years old as of 2023. He was born (real name – Zachary David Alexander Efron) on October 18, 1987, in San Luis Obispo, California, States. Efron celebrates his birthday on the 18th of October every year.
Zac Efron Height
Efron stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Zac Efron Family
Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, and grew up in Arroyo Grande, California. He was raised by his father David Efron and his mother Starla Baskett. His father was an electrical engineer at Diablo Canyon Power Plant and his mother was an administrative assistant who also worked at Diablo Canyon.
He was brought up along with his younger brother, Dylan, and a younger paternal half-sister, Olivia, and had, as he has described, a “normal childhood” in a middle-class family. His surname originates from Hebrew. Efron’s paternal grandfather is Jewish, and Efron has described himself as Jewish, though he was raised agnostically and did not practice religion as a child.
Zac Efron Brother
Efron’s brother is called Dylan Efron. He was born on February 7, 1992, in San Luis Obispo, California. Dylan is into fitness, having fun, and seeing what the entire world has to offer. He likes anything to do with water; swimming, surfing, and deep diving as well. When he was younger, he used to swim competitively, and he was good at it. In addition, he likes mountain climbing, skydiving, hiking, traveling, bungee jumping, and everything in between.
Zac Efron Girlfriend/Wife
Efron and Vanessa Hudgens began dating in 2005 during the filming of the High School Musical. They met in 2005 while making the first High School Musical flick, and became a romantic item about two years later. In December 2010, the two broke up. The former couple remained friendly, and have each looked back on their time together with fond memories. From there, Efron began a relationship with model and entrepreneur Sami Miró in September 2014. The couple split in April 2016.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
on and Vanessa Hudgens dated for five years back in the early 2000s. The pair met on the set of High School Musical in 2005 when they were just teenagers. But in December 2010, the pair ended things. They stuck by each other’s sides through all three High School Musical films and went on to support each other as their careers expanded beyond the halls of East High.
Zac Efron Gay
Efron has dated several women. He is straight. But while Zac Efron isn’t gay, he’s always been a vocal LGBT ally. Efron publicly supports same-sex marriage and plays gay roles comfortably in films and movies. While talking to The Advocate he said, “I’ve always felt embraced by the gay community, and I feel incredibly grateful. 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 Net Worth
Efron has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an actor.
Zac Efron Education
Efron attended Arroyo Grande High School where he graduated in 2006 with his Diploma in General Education. From there, he had to further his education and was accepted into the University of Southern California but did not enroll. He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a theatre company operating out of Allan Hancock College, a community college located in Santa Maria, California, where he performed in 2000 and 2001.
Zac Efron Career
Efron is an American actor. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical trilogy (2006–2008). During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009). Efron subsequently rose to mainstream prominence with starring roles in the films New Year’s Eve (2011), The Lucky One (2012), The Paperboy (2012), Neighbors (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Baywatch (2017), and The Greatest Showman (2017). He played Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019). In 2021, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for the Netflix web documentary series Down to Earth with Zac Efron (2020–present).
During his time in school, he said that he would “flip out” if he got a “B” and not an “A” in school, as well as that he was a class clown. He worked in the theater The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. During the same time, he began taking singing lessons. Efron performed in shows such as Gypsy; Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up; Little Shop of Horrors; and The Music Man. His drama teacher, Robyn Metchik, the mother of actor Aaron Michael Metchik recommended him to an agent in Los Angeles. He was later signed to the Creative Artists Agency.
Zac Efron Jaw Broke/ Surgery/ Accident
In early 2013, he sought treatment after struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse. Since June 2013, he has been sober. He also had to have his jaw wired shut after breaking it in a fall at home in November 2013. In addition to his health issues, during his time filming his adventure series Killing Zac Efron in Papua New Guinea in December 2019, he contracted a serious and potentially life-threatening illness, a “form of typhoid or similar bacterial infection.” He was flown to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Efron was treated before flying back home on December 25 and recovered with little issue.
Efron was a vegan for two years until 2022, when he began intermittent fasting, and reintroduced meat into his diet after undergoing a series of food sensitivity tests. In 2022, he opened up about his struggles with mental illnesses including insomnia, agoraphobia, and depression. He developed insomnia and depression after taking diuretics for a long period to prepare for his role in Baywatch.
Zac Efron’s Awards
Throughout his acting career, he has won multiple awards. These awards include
- the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards,
- Daytime Emmy Awards,
- MTV Movie Awards,
- Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards,
- Nickelodeon UK Kids’ Choice Awards
- Teen Choice Awards.
In addition to that, he has also been nominated for several awards such as;
- ASTRA Awards,
- Gold Derby Awards,
- Golden Raspberry Awards
- Hollywood Film Awards among others.
Zac Efron TV Shows and Movies
Efron has appeared in multiple cultural programs;
Zac Efron Movies
- Melinda’s World as Stuart Wasser
- The Derby Stallion as Patrick McCardle
- Hairspray Link as Larkin
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year as Troy Bolton
- Parkland as Dr. Charles James “Jim” Carrico
- Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising as Teddy Sanders
- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile as Ted Bundy
- Firestarter as Andy McGee
- The Greatest Beer Run Ever as John “Chickie” Donohue
Zac Efron TV Shows
- The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke as Pete Laemke
- Triple Play as Harry Fuller
- CSI: Miami as Seth Dawson
- High School Musical as Troy Bolton
- Heist as Pizza delivery guy
- Summerland as Cameron Bale
- If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now as Cody
- The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Trevor
- Down to Earth with Zac Efron as Himself