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Robert De Niro to co-star with Zac Efron in 'Dirty Grandpa'

Robert De Niro to co-star with Zac Efron in 'Dirty Grandpa'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Academy Award winning actor Robert De Niro and former Disney star Zac Efron are set to co-star in the upcoming Universal comedy "Dirty Grandpa."
Veronica Linares
Vanessa Hudgens reunites with 'High School Musical' cast

Vanessa Hudgens reunites with 'High School Musical' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) --Vanessa Hudgens and "High School Musical" cast mates have dinner together in Los Angeles.
Danielle Haynes
Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Taylor Swift admitted that getting back together with an ex was "ew" while appearing on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Zac Efron offers date, his first car for charity

Zac Efron offers date, his first car for charity

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Zac Efron offered fans his first-ever car, plus the chance to test drive it with him, in exchange for their contribution to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Veronica Linares
Bear Grylls, Channing Tatum go pantless on 'Running Wild'

Bear Grylls, Channing Tatum go pantless on 'Running Wild'

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8 (UPI) --A preview of Channing Tatum's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" episode sees the actor and the adventurer flip out of a helicopter and strip down to their undies.
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Bear Grylls on how to survive 'Sharknado': 'Go for the gills'

Bear Grylls on how to survive 'Sharknado': 'Go for the gills'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) --"Running Wild" adventure host Bear Grylls offered advice on how to survive "Sharknado" and other extreme situations in movies.
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Michelle Rodriguez, Zac Efron reunite in Ibiza

Michelle Rodriguez, Zac Efron reunite in Ibiza

IBIZA, Spain, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Zac Efron has joined Michelle Rodriguez on vacation in Ibiza, three weeks after the pair were spotted kissing and cuddling in Sardinia.
Annie Martin
Emily Ratajkowski lands role opposite Zac Efron

Emily Ratajkowski lands role opposite Zac Efron

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Emily Ratajkowski to appear with Zac Efron in "We Are Your Friends."
Danielle Haynes
Zac Efron says he used drugs as a 'social lubricant' to deal with celebrity

Zac Efron says he used drugs as a 'social lubricant' to deal with celebrity

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) --Zac Efron had a candid conversation with Bear Grylls about what exactly made him lose himself in drugs in Monday's episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."
Veronica Linares
Michelle Rodriguez debuts new bangs in 'new life, new look' selfie

Michelle Rodriguez debuts new bangs in 'new life, new look' selfie

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --"Fast & Furious" star Michelle Rodriguez took to Instagram Tuesday to share a photo of her new bangs along with a cryptic message about starting a new life.
Veronica Linares
Bear Grylls, Zac Efron rappel shirtless in 'Running Wild' clip

Bear Grylls, Zac Efron rappel shirtless in 'Running Wild' clip

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) --Bear Grylls and Zac Efron descend a cliff in the Catskill Mountains shirtless in a clip from the series premiere of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."
Annie Martin
Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez have reportedly hooked up before

Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez have reportedly hooked up before

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez's romance in Italy isn't surprising to insiders who say the pair have a history of hooking up.
Annie Martin
Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor discusses crush on Zac Efron

Christie Brinkley's daughter Sailor discusses crush on Zac Efron

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) --Christie Brinkley's teen daughter, Sailor, opened up about dating and her celebrity crush during an interview for Fashion Week Daily's The Daily Summer.
Veronica Linares
Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez spotted kissing on vacation in Sardinia

Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez spotted kissing on vacation in Sardinia

PORTO CERVO, Sardinia, July 7 (UPI) --Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez were spotted kissing and cuddling on a yacht off the coast of Sardinia over the weekend.
Annie Martin
Zac Efron dances again, this time to Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What'

Zac Efron dances again, this time to Lil Jon's 'Turn Down for What'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --Zac Efron shows off more dancing skills in a new Instagram video.
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Zac Efron appears backstage with the award for best male performance for "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", at the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on May 31, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. In 2007, before the release of High School Musical 2, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August 2007 issue. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, and Charlie St. Cloud, and is due to star in New Year's Eve and The Lucky One.

Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California. His father, David Efron, is an engineer at a power plant, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a former secretary who worked at the same power plant. Efron has a younger brother, Dylan, and had a self-described "normal childhood" in a middle class family. He is an agnostic, having never been religious. His surname, "Efron", means "lark" in Hebrew (his paternal grandfather was Jewish).

Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, and has also described himself as having been a class clown. Efron's father encouraged him to begin acting when Efron was 11 years old. He subsequently appeared in theater productions at his high school, worked in a theater called The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, and began taking singing lessons. Efron performed in plays such as Gypsy; Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Little Shop of Horrors; and The Music Man. He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik). Efron was later signed to the Creative Artists Agency.

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