ZAC EFRON (Jack Jansen) has proven to be one of Hollywood's most promising
talents. Amassing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and
television, Efron has received an array of accolades throughout his career
including ShoWest's Breakthrough Performer of the Year award, the MTV Movie
Awards for Breakthrough Performance (2008) and Best Male Performance (2009), as
well as multiple Teen Choice and Kids' Choice Awards.
Efron stars in Josh Radnor's forthcoming drama Liberal Arts, alongside Elizabeth
Olsen and Allison Janney, as well as Ramin Bahrani's At Any Price, which focuses
on an enterprising farmer whose plans cause problems within his family. The
drama co-stars Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham.
Efron was last seen in The Lucky One, a film adaption of a Nicholas Sparks novel
that focuses on a Marine who travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in
Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm
during the war. Efron also voiced the lead character of Ted in the animated
family film The Lorax. Ted is a 12-year-old boy who learns that he must find the
Lorax in order to win over the girl of his dreams (voiced by Taylor Swift).
Previously Efron co-starred in Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve alongside
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel and Hilary Swank.
The romantic comedy tells the story of several individuals whose lives
intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. Efron also starred in the drama
Charlie St. Cloud, playing a young man who survives an accident that changes his
outlook on life.
Additional film credits include 17 Again, opposite Matthew Perry and Leslie
Mann, the Richard Linklater film Me and Orson Welles, and the box-office smash
Hairspray, which won the Critics Choice Award for Best Ensemble.
Television credits include a recurring role on the WB series "Summerland" and
guest-starring roles on "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," "ER," "The Guardian"
and "CSI: Miami."
Efron became a household name with the launch of the 2006 Emmy Award -winning
Disney Channel phenomenon "High School Musical." He reprised his role as Troy
Bolton, captain of the basketball team, in "High School Musical 2," which broke
cable TV records as it drew 17.5 million viewers. Efron also starred in High
School Musical 3: Senior Year, a feature-film installment of the extremely
successful franchise. The film set a box-office record with the highest-grossing
opening weekend for a musical.
On stage Efron starred in the musical "Gypsy" and has appeared in productions of
"Peter Pan," "Mame," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Music Man."
A native of the California central coast, the actor currently resides in Los
Angeles. He recently hung out his own production shingle and has several film
projects in development.
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