Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and
television, ZAC EFRON (Troy Bolton) is positioning himself as
one of Hollywood’s most promising talents as his career continues
to evolve. Efron received the coveted Teen Choice Award for Choice
Male Hottie in 2007 and the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough
Performance for his role in “Hairspray.”
Efron recently wrapped production on the Richard Linklater film
“Me and Orson Welles,” an adapation of the period coming-of-age
novel by Robert Kaplow. He portrays a high school student who
happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is then noticed
by Orson Welles. Efron stars in the film alongside Ben Chapin and Claire Danes.
He stars in the upcoming film “17 Again,” a “Big”-like dramedy in which a 36-year-old in
need of a major life do-over wakes up in the body of a high school senior. The film also stars
Matthew Perry and Leslie Mann.
In summer 2007, Efron starred alongside an all-star cast in the box office smash
“Hairspray,” which is about what happens when an all-white American Bandstand style TV
show gets a soul infusion. The film won the Critics Choice award for Best Ensemble and the
cast was also nominated for a Golden Globe® and SAG Award®.
Efron became the break-out star of the Emmy Award®-winning Disney Channel
phenomenon “High School Musical.” He reprised his role in “High School Musical 2,” which
broke cable TV records, garnering 18.6 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 & Cody,” “ER,” “The Guardian” and “C.S.I.
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.”