Zakkari David Alexander "Zac" Efron was born in the family of an engineer at a power plant Defida Efron and Starla Baskett his secretary. Almost immediately Zack with his parents and brother Dylan moved to the small town of Arroyo Grande, 190 miles north of Los Angeles. The boy had a normal childhood child average American family. Zack himself was bright and full of life teenager. From an early age parents began noticing the older son singing talent and decided to develop it. Already at the age of eleven boy she auditioned and got into the play "Gypsy" in the city theater. Staging was repeated 90 times as much. In this even begin to develop acting career Zac Efron. "From the very first day, I was the most avid fan of being on stage, the audience laughter and applause," - said in 2006, Zach, in an interview.
The boy felt quite comfortable on the stage. It is organically fit into the team and he was sure that was created for the game. His career began to go up the hill, slowly but surely. I trust him with ever more serious roles in fairly large productions. Efron with his mother three times a week, went on trial in Los Angeles. And when the necessary experience has been obtained, Zac Efron switched to TV.
Meanwhile, the young actor did not forget about his studies. In addition to school and he went to a local music school in Santa Monica at Allan Hancock College.
"High School Musical"
Zack can be seen in small roles in television series. For example, "Ambulance», «CSI: Miami," "Firefly." Talented boy was noticed and took a permanent job in the popular television series "Eternal Summer". He came out in theaters in 2004 and 2005. It was the first major success for quite a novice actor. Behind him was soon followed by the second. In 2006, Efron was invited to play a major role in the movie "High School Musical." And in the same year the actor graduated from high school in Arroyo Grande and enrolled at the University of Southern California. However, the study had to be postponed because of the busy schedule of filming. In the film "High School Musical" Zac Efron plays Troy Bolton. The film was a breakthrough. The actor appeared first fans who continually showed his admiration for the play of the talented youth.
Incidentally, the film hero Zach falls in love with a girl named Gabriella. She played Vanessa Anne Hudgens. The girl met the actor to compete in a karaoke. It is not rare for between Vanessa and Zac broke the novel and in real life. The relationship lasted five years and ended in 2010. At this time, Zack began to occupy the leading place to find celebrities in search engines. For example, Google, he sat firmly in second place, and even ahead of such popular programs as "American Idol." In addition, the young actor received the award «Teen Choice Awards 2006" ("Teen Choice"). After the release of "High School Musical" Zac Efron's popularity soared. He was immediately invited to a new job - the role of Link Larkin in the musical "Hairspray" Adam Shenkmena. There he played a set with celebrities such as Michelle Pfeiffer and John Travolta. By the way, the role of Link auditioned at least 200 actors. In 2007, followed by a role in the film "High School Musical 2: Vacation," and a year later work in the third part of the movie "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." In 2009, the actor worked in the popular film "17 Again." By the way, critics recognized that Zac Efron is quite talented, he is capable multi-faceted role, but at the moment it is not yet completely revealed his potential.
Zack like fame, but she recognized the young man, there is a very negative feature. Paparazzi chase and hiding in the most unimaginable places, even in garbage cans (this is, in fact, the real story) to get an exclusive and unusual photos of the actor. Now Biography Zac Efron has 28 works in the movies, TV shows and musicals. In 2011, the actor was only one role - Sex in the film "Old" New Year. " However, in 2012 the young man quite serious plans. He got the role of Logan Thibault in the film "Lucky" and work in the film "newsboy". In addition, the actor is engaged in dubbing for cartoon "The Lorax."
Actor as a singer
Over the years, Zac Efron, and fans showed their vocal skills. He wrote movie soundtracks. They can be found on the disk. In 2007 it was recorded one song for the musical "Hairspray," and then a young man once wrote eight songs for "High School Musical 2". Two years later, the actor has released ten songs for the third part of "High School Musical." In 2009, Zach recorded a song for the film "Me and Orson Welles." It is worth noting that the soundtrack to "High School Musical" fell to fifth place in the Top 40 singles. Drives sold out run of about four million copies. In addition, the soundtrack became the first in the world to SoundScan. The biggest breakthrough came after the release of the song "Our finest hour." Efron and Hudgens composition started on the 86th place and suddenly jumped to fourth in the chart «Billboard».
Zac Efron has earned his own apartment. He lives two sheepdogs by their nicknames Dreamer and Puppy, as well as a Siamese cat named Simon.
The actor is interested in sports. Efron prefers skiing and snowboarding, as well as golfers. After the time spent on the beach during the filming of the television series "Eternal Summer" Zack started surfing. In addition, the young man leaves no music lessons. At home, he plays the piano and guitar masters. PEOPLE Magazine recognized Zac Efron most beautiful actor. Granted and recognized magazine «Rolling Stone», which published an article titled "The New American heartthrob Zac Efron." This article Zack commented as follows: "I'm not comfortable. I feel like a child. " At Zac Efron has Jewish roots, but the actor himself does not adhere to a particular religion. He is a supporter of agnosticism.
Efron’s career reached a turning point with the teen musical television film High School Musical (2006), which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006. The film, which has been described as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, saw Efron playing the male lead Troy Bolton, a high school basketball player who feels conflicted when he finds himself interested in participating in the school musical with Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl from the scholastic decathlon team. The film, which also starred Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, and Monique Coleman in pivotal roles, became a major success and helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences. The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States. Efron’s singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that his voice had been blended with Drew Seeley’s on the soundtrack, but Efron clarified that the songs (written for a tenor) were written before he was cast and therefore did not suit his more baritone vocal range. In his subsequent musical films, Efron did his own singing.