Zac Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, in the United States. His parents worked as an engineer station. Zak has a younger brother, Dylan.
With 11 years Efron took part in school productions and started periodically perform in the theater of the "Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville." In the same period he became the first to take singing lessons.
On the advice of his theater teacher, Robin Menchik, Hollywood agents quickly noticed the young actor, leaving Zak signed his first contract with the agency Creative Artists.
In 2002, he appeared in small roles series "Firefly," "ER," "Defender," "Eternal Summer," "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," and 2003, won the role in the TV movie Miracle Run. In 2005, Efron starred in the music video of the singer on the song Hope Partlow Sick Inside. In the same year he played in the film "The Derby Stallion".
In 2006, Zak graduated from high school and enrolled at the University of Southern California.
Overall, 2006 was a very productive creative actor, he starred in the musical television movie Disney's "High School Musical" won Teen Choice Award in the category "Breakthrough of the Year", and also recorded two songs, one of which, Breaking Free, rose to fourth place hit parade Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 2007, Zach appeared in an episode of the show "match" on television channel MTV, and also starred in the video of Vanessa Handzhes, his colleagues in the "High School Musical" and its gelfrend.
In that same 2007, the year saw the release of "Hairspray" with its participation. In August of the same year the premiere of the second part of the tape, "High School Musical".
In early 2008, Zach began to gradually move away from sugary teen roles and starred in a serious dramatic role in the movie "Me and Orson Welles".
In 2009 he saw the light comedy "17 Again," which Zach showed his acting talent, and began shooting pictures of "Jonny Quest" on the comics of the same name. At the end of the year, he played a role in the third part of "High School Musical".
In 2010, Zac starred in the movie "Charlie St. Cloud" and took part in the voice acting cartoon "Robot Chicken: Star Wars. Episode III".
In 2011, the actor played a role in the film "Old New Year". And for 2012 planned output of just six paintings with his participation. These are such films as "Mother Earth", "newsboy" "Jonny Quest", "Humanities", "Lucky" and "Lorax".
Despite his young age, Zac is on the list of "100 richest celebrities," according to the magazine Forbes.
Since the release of the tape on the screens, "High School Musical" (2006) Efron met with a partner on the set of the actress and singer Vanessa Handzhes. Their romance ended in December 2010.