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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 awards.

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 banner.

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 C.S.I.: Miami.

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 development.

A native of Northern California, Efron currently resides in Los Angeles.


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