ZACHARY DAVID ALEXANDER "ZAC" EFRON, was born October 18, 1987. Zac is an American actor and singer. Zac began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known as a after his lead roles in the , the series , and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical . Zac has since starred in the films , , , , , and (voice only).Zac's surname, "Efron", means "lark" (a bird) in Hebrew, and comes from Zac's Ashkenazi Jewish paternal grandfather. Zac's recent ancestry also includes English, German, Irish, and Scottish. Zac took his first step toward acting at the age of eleven, after his parents noticed of his singing ability. Singing lessons soon led to an appearance in the production of "Gypsy" and he was hooked.Zac Efron (Photo by Just Jared)
Efron will star in two comedies, (with ) and (alongside ).
At various points, Efron's potential projects included the title role in the live-action adaptation of the cartoons, , an adaptation of 's comic novel, Einstein Theory, an adaptation of , by , and the American remake of Swedish crime film .
Efron was on the list in 2008 as number 92, with estimated earnings of $5.8 million from June 2007 to June 2008. As of April 5, 2009, his personal wealth equaled about $10 million. magazine said in 2007 that Zac Efron and began dating in 2005 during the filming of , although magazine said, after the two broke up in December 2010, that they "met in 2005 while making the first flick, and became a romantic item about two years later."
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TRIVIA* Parents are David Efron and Starla Baskett.
* Zac's most prized possession is his autographed baseball collection.
* He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
* Has one sibling, younger brother, Dylan.
* Simon Cowell offered him a record deal but he turned it down saying, "...acting is my main priority".
* Named #93 on Empire Magazine's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars. (2007).
* His favorite movie is The Goonies (1985).
* Was ranked #15 on Moviefone's 'The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25'(2008).
* His acting idol is Johnny Depp.
* Is a fan of Flight of the Conchords.
* Is a fan of comic books and manga, including Death Note, Bleach, Naruto, Dragonball Z and Shonen Jump.
* Recognized by Time Magazine in the 2009 Time 100 as one of the world's 100 most influential people.
* Originally auditioned for the role of "Peter Pan" in the 2003 live action movie, Peter Pan (2003), but Jeremy Sumpter got it, instead.
* Zac does not and will not use any social network (Twitter, Facebook, etc) saying he doesn't have time and that he also values keeping some of his life private.
* His singing voice in the first High School Musical (2006) (TV) was actually that of singer/songwriter/actor Drew Seeley.
* Is good friends with his idol Leonardo DiCaprio.
* Has worn a white shirt with red sleeves in all three High School Musical movies.
* His favorite movies are Dumb & Dumber (1994), Knocked Up (2007), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Die Hard (1988) and "Bourne" series.
* His favorite actors are are Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Black.
* Was in a relationship with Vanessa Hudgens. [2006-2010].
* Has two Australian Shepherds named Dreamer and Puppy, and a Siamese cat named Simon.
* Broke his jaw when he fell in his LA home after slipping in a puddle of water. [November 2013]