Zac Efron Biography

Short Intro

Zac Efron is a young American actor. He was born on October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, U.S. under the full name Zachary David Alexander Efron. Zac’s mother is Starla Baskett, a former secretary and his father is David Efron, an electrical engineer. His parents met while they were working at the same nuclear power plant. His surname, Efron, is a Biblical place name, comes from Zac’s paternal grandfather who was Polish Jewish. The audience knows Efron since the early 2000s, when he began acting professionally. However, in the late 2000s, Zac became famous for his leading role in a Disney Channel movie ‘High School Musical’.

With his beautiful blue eyes, killer abs and friendly smile, Zac is popular among the women of all ages today.

Zac Efron Height and Weight

Zac takes a lot of care of his body and the appearance. His rocky abs are absolutely fabulous due to regular workout sessions. Efron is 1.73m or 5’7’’of height. Furthermore, his weight is around 75kg or 126 pounds.

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Zac Efron

Zac Efron Age

Zac is reaching his thirties. He is going to turn 30 in October 2017. At the moment, he is 29 years old.

Bay Watch & Other Movies

When he was 11, a piano teacher recognized Efron’s increasing talent for acting and persuaded him to audition for theatrical roles at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. In 2002, Zac made his first television appearance on the series Firefly. Hovever, this show was short-lived. In 2003, he appeared as guest on ER and the pilot for The Big Wide World. The next year, he landed a role in the film The Guardian, in addition to the pilot for Triple Play and the made-for-television movie Miracle Run.

In 2005, Zac landed the lead role in a Disney Channel film called High School Musical. Even though it was meant to be the usual Disney show, it became the most successful Disney Channel Original Movie ever produced. Consequently, this heightened Efron’s fame as an actor. The roles on 17 Again (2009), Hairspray (2007) and The Lorax (2012) followed before Efron turned back to his Disney image and took on more mature roles in films such as The Lucky One (2012) and Parkland (2013).

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Zac Efron and Scott Hicks in “The Lucky One”

While filming the movie 17 Again with co-stars Matthew Perry and Leslie Mann in 2009, Efron had an almost fatal experience on the set. Namely, he was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. He returned to the set only two days after surgery to resume shooting.

High School Musical Affair

There was an affair linked to Efron’s popular show High School Musical. Controversy broke out when sources revealed that Zac Efron wasn’t actually voicing his High School Musical songs. Namely, according to the source, Canadian singer-songwriter Drew Seeley was the actual voice behind the role. Therefore, Efron made it a contractual point to ensure that his voice appeared unassisted on songs for High School Musical 2, which became the most-watched event in cable television history in 2007.

More recently, in 2017 Efron appeared in the movie remake of famous 1990s show Baywatch.  Also in 2017, it was announced that Efron will play notorious serial kill Ted Bundy in the oncoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

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Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in “Baywatch”

Net Worth and Income

According to some data, Zac Efron’s net worth is considerably rising every year. For instance, his income in 2008 was around $6 million. On the other hand, his net worth as of 2017 is amazing 18 million US dollars.

Zac Efron Girlfriend and Family

His father David, an electrical engineer, and mother Starla, an administrative assistant, raised Zac and his younger brother David in Arroyo Grande, California, a town located 200 miles north of Los Angeles.

While on the set of the High School Musical, he met co-star Vanessa Hudgens, and they began dating off-set. The 29-year-old Baywatch superstar has an impressive dating resume, though. After Hudgens, Zac Efron dated Lily Collins and Halston Sage. He dated Michelle Rodriguez for some time after.

Most recently, the tabloids linked Zac Efron’s name to his Baywatch co-star, Alexandra Daddario. Rumors on two young actors have started after the 31-year-old has posted numerous snaps on her Instagram recently.

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Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario

In addition, there have been some rumors on Zac Efron being a gay. However, he never confirmed or denied these gossips.

Ethnicity and Nationality

Zac Efron is of American nationality. At the same time, he belongs to Polish Jewish ethnic background.

Biography & Facts
Born: October 18 1987
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Polish Jewish
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $18 million
Salary: $6 million in 2008
Hair Color: N/A
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.73m or 5’7’’
Weight: 75kg or 126lbs
Married to: Not yet
Affair with: N/A
Children: Not yet
Birth Sign: N/A
Education: Arroyo Grande High School

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