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Cyrus, Stewart to be Oscar presenters

Cyrus, Stewart to be Oscar presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart have signed on to be presenters at the 82nd Academy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Efron says new film was 'step forward'

Efron says new film was 'step forward'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "High School Musical" star Zac Efron said he views his role in the independent U.S. film "Me and Orson Welles" as a "step forward" in his acting career.
Report: Efron and Hudgens still dating

Report: Efron and Hudgens still dating

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A source close to Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens says the U.S. celebrity couple's relationship isn't on the rocks, contrary to a tabloid report claiming it is.
Applegate, Obama make 'Beautiful' list

Applegate, Obama make 'Beautiful' list

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. television actress Christina Applegate appears on the cover of People's annual Most Beautiful issue this year, the magazine announced Wednesday.

'17' comes out No. 1

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Americans flocked to the movie theaters to see the second-chance comedy "17 Again," making it No. 1 in its debut weekend, Box Office Mojo said.
Efron to make 'SNL' debut

Efron to make 'SNL' debut

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Film actor Zac Efron has agreed to serve as guest host of "Saturday Night Live" in New York for the first time, NBC announced.
Efron seeks variety in his roles

Efron seeks variety in his roles

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Zac Efron says he changed his mind about starring in the big-screen musical remake of "Footloose" because he wants to try his hand at other genres.
Efron bows out of 'Footloose' remake

Efron bows out of 'Footloose' remake

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Zac Efron will not be starring in a big-screen musical version of "Footloose" as planned, a Paramount Pictures representative said.
Report: Studio fast-tracking 'Footloose'

Report: Studio fast-tracking 'Footloose'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures is fast-tracking a big-screen U.S. musical remake of "Footloose," with Zac Efron filling Kevin Bacon's dancing shoes, Variety.com said.
Madame Tussauds renders Efron in wax

Madame Tussauds renders Efron in wax

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Zac Efron is the latest celebrity rendered in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, the museum announced.
Efron says he won't do another 'HSM'

Efron says he won't do another 'HSM'

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Zac Efron said he won't reprise his role of teen basketball star Troy in a fourth installment of the "High School Musical" franchise.
'HSM3' tickets go on sale this week

'HSM3' tickets go on sale this week

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Walt Disney Studios says it plans to start selling tickets for its eagerly awaited movie "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" this week.
Hudgens expresses love for Efron

Hudgens expresses love for Efron

COCKBURN TOWN, Turks and Caicos Islands, July 19 (UPI) -- Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she is in love with her "High School Musical" co-star Zac Efron, with whom she spent time in the Caribbean this month.

'High School Musical' actress engaged

SALT LAKE CITY, May 25 (UPI) -- KayCee Stroh, who plays pop-and-lock girl Martha in the American "High School Musical" television movie series, says she is engaged to be married.

TV dancer Zack Wilson joins 'HSM:3'

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Zack Wilson of ABC's "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" will be hoofing on the big screen in "High School Musical 3," the dancer says.
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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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