Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and
television, ZAC EFRON (Teddy Sanders) has proven to be one of
Hollywood's most promising talents. Efron has received a wide array of accolades
throughout his career, including ShoWest's Breakthrough Performer of the Year
Award (2009) and MTV Movie Awards for Breakthrough Performance (2008) and Best
Male Performance (2009), in addition to multiple Teen Choice and Kids' Choice
Efron was most recently seen starring in the romantic comedy That Awkward
Moment, alongside Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Imogen Poots. The film
follows three friends who tackle the complications of modern-day relationships.
Efron also served as a producer on the film under his Ninjas Runnin' Wild
In September 2013, Efron starred in the historical drama Parkland, which
recounts the true events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas the day
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The film premiered at the 2013
Toronto International Film Festival and featured an all-star ensemble cast,
including Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver and Marcia Gay Harden.
Efron also starred in Ramin Bahrani's At Any Price, alongside Dennis Quaid and
Heather Graham. The independent drama, about an enterprising farmer whose plans
cause problems within his family, premiered to rave reviews at the 2012 Venice
and Toronto International film festivals.
Efron's additional film credits include Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, alongside
Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey; Liberal Arts, an independent
film written and directed by Josh Radnor; The Lucky One, a film adaption of the
Nicholas Sparks novel; Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's
animated film Dr. Seuss' The Lorax; Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve, alongside
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel and Hilary Swank;
Charlie St. Cloud; 17 Again, opposite Matthew Perry and Leslie Mann; Richard
Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, and the box-office smash summer film Hairspray,
which won the 2008 Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble. Efron's
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
Efron became a household name with the launch of the 2006 Primetime 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 with 17.5 million viewers. Efron also starred in
the feature-film High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the third installment of
the extremely successful High School Musical franchise, which set a box-office
record as the highest-grossing opening-weekend total 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.
In addition to acting, Efron established his own production company, Ninjas
Runnin' Wild, with partner Jason Barrett in 2010. Ninjas Runnin' Wild has a
first-look deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, with several projects in
A native of Northern California, Efron currently resides in Los Angeles.
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