Efron is one of Hollywood’s most promising talents as his career continues to evolve with
exciting and challenging projects. Zac has received ShoWest’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year award, an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance (2008) and Best Male Performance (2009) and multiple Teen Choice and Kids Choice Awards.
Zac recently wrapped production on the Warner Brothers film “The Lucky One.” A film
adaptation from the Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Lucky One” tells the story of a Marine who returns to North Carolina after serving in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. It was directed by Scott Hicks and is slated for release in April 2012. He also recently finished working on the “The Paperboy,” a film based on a reporter who returns to his hometown in Florida to investigate a death row inmate case. Zac stars in the film alongside Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey. He will also be seen portraying the voice of a young boy named Ted in the NBC Universal animated film “Dr. Seuss’The Lorax.” The film is based on a 12-year-old boy who learns that he must discover the Lorax to win over the girl of his dreams, the voice of Taylor Swift. The film is slated to release in March of this year.
Most recently, Zac starred in Warner Brother’s “New Year’s Eve.” The film, directed
by Garry Marshall, tracks the lives of several couples an singles who lives intertwine over
the course of New Year’s Eve. Zac also starred in Universal’s "Charlie St. Cloud," based on the acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way.
In 2009, Zac starred in two very different films. He starred in the Warner Brothers
film “17 Again,” a “Big”-like dramedy in which a 36-year old man, in need of a major life do-over, wakes up in the body of a high school senior. The film opened at #1 at the box office and also stars Matthew Perry and Leslie Mann. He also starred in the Richard Linklater film “Me and Orson Welles,” an adaptation of the period coming-of-age novel by Robert Kaplow. Zac portrays a high school student who happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is then noticed by Orson Welles. Zac stars in the film alongside Ben Chapin and Claire Danes, which debuted to rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival.
Zac also starred in the Disney Feature Film “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,”
the third installment of the extremely successful “High School Musical” franchise. HSM3
set a box office record as the highest grossing opening weekend total for a musical. He also starred alongside an all-star cast in the box office smash summer film “Hairspray,” about an all-white American Bandstand style TV show that gets a soul infusion. The film won the Critics Choice award for Best Ensemble and the cast was also nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for their impressive work in the film.
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Zac quickly garnered
attention and became the break out star of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel
phenomenon “High School Musical.” Zac reprised his role as Troy Bolton, head of the
basketball team, in “High School Musical 2,” which broke cable TV records as it garnered
17.5 million viewers. His other television credits include a recurring role on the WB
series “Summerland,” guest starring roles on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “ER,” “The
Guardian” and “C.S.I. Miami.”
Additionally, Zac starred on stage in the musical “Gypsy” and has appeared in
productions of “Peter Pan,” “Mame,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Music Man.”
A native of Northern California, Zac currently resides in Los Angeles. He recently started
his own production shingle and has several feature film projects in development.