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ZAC EFRON (Dean Whipple) has received a wide array of accolades throughout his career including ShoWest's Breakthrough Performer of the Year award, the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance (2008) and Best Male Performance (2009), in addition to multiple Teen Choice and Kids Choice Awards.

Zac was recently seen in Lee Daniels' THE PAPERBOY opposite Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey. The film premiered to a standing ovation at this year's Cannes Film Festival and will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival prior to its release in October. He also appeared in LIBERAL ARTS alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Allison Janney. The film is directed and written by Josh Radnor and premiered last this fall.

Last year, Efron has starred in a variety of films which range in genre from comedy to drama. Most recently, he was seen in Warner Brother's THE LUCKY ONE, a film adaption of the Nicholas Sparks novel. In March, Zac voiced the character of Ted in the NBC Universal animated film DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX, where he tries to win over the girl of his dreams, voiced by of Taylor Swift. Last winter, Zac co-starred in Gary Marshall's NEW YEAR'S EVE alongside Michelle Preiffer, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel and Hilary Swank.

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 summer film HAIRSPRAY, which won the Critics Choice award for Best Ensemble. 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.

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, head of the basketball team, in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, which broke cable TV records as it garnered 17.5 million viewers. 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.

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.


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