CHARLIE ST. CLOUD
Nurturing an impressive body of work that en compasses film and television,
ZAC EFRON (Charlie St.
Cloud) is one of Hollywood's
most promising talents as his
career continues to evolve
with exciting and challenging
projects. Efron has received
ShoWest's Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award,
MTV Movie Awards for
Breakthrough Performance (2008) and Best Male
Performance (2009), and multiple Teen Choice and
Kids' Choice Awards.
Last year, Efron starred in two very different
films. He starred in the Warner Bros. 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 No. 1 at the box
office and also starred 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. Efron
portrayed a high-school student who happens upon
the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is then noticed
by Orson Welles. Efron starred in the film alongside
Ben Chaplin and Claire Danes, and it debuted to rave
reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Efron 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 with 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 television
show that gets a soul infusion. The film won the
Critics' Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble and
the cast was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild
Award for its impressive work on the film.
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small
screen, Efron quickly garnered attention and became
the breakout star of the Emmy Award-winning Disney
Channel phenomenon High School Musical. Efron
reprised his role as Troy Bolton, the head of the
basketball team, in High School Musical 2, which
broke cable television records by garnering 17.5
million viewers. His other television credits include a
recurring role on The WB series Summerland and
guest-starring roles on The Suite Life of Zack and
Cody, ER, The Guardian and CSI: Miami.
Additionally, Efron 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, Efron currently
resides in Los Angeles. He recently started his own
production shingle and has several feature film
projects in development.
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