måndag 2 juni 2008

Zac Efron

Zachary David Alexander Efron (born oct. 18 1987) is an American actor and singer. He began acting in the early 2000, and became known to young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High school Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the film version of the musical Hairspray. Director Adam Shankman described Efron as "arguably the biggest teen star in America right now."

Efron was born in San Luis Obispo,California. Efron had a self-described "normal childhood" in a middle class family. Efron's father encouraged him to begin acting when Efron was eleven. 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.

In 2002, Efron began to appear in guest roles on several television series, including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian. He portrayed Cameron Bale on the now-cancelled WB series Summerland. Originally introduced as a recurring character, Efron became a regular cast member on the show in the second season in 2004. Since appearing in Summerland, he has also had guest roles on the shows CSI:Miami, NCIS, The suite life of Zack & Cody and The Replacements.
In 2003, Efron starred in the television movie Miracle Run. He played Steven Morgan, one of two autistic twins. For his performance, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-series or Special - Supporting Young Actor. In 2005, he played a main character in Hope Partlow's music video for her song "Sick Inside." Also in 2005, he played horse-loving Patrick McCardle in The Derby Stallion, where his character wants to beat the town bully at the steeple chase race.

In 2006, Efron starred in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical as Troy Bolton, the popular student and captain of the basketball team. The film, which he initially made with "low expectations", helped Efron gain recognition among teenage audiences as both an actor and a singer. As a result, he placed as high as #4 on the IMDBPro´s STARMeter for the week of January 29, 2006. In August 2006, Efron won a Teen Choice Award in the Breakout Star and the TV - Choice Chemistry categories, shared with Vanessa Anne Hudgens. Zac has done 2 more High School Musical movies.

In 2006, Efron was cast as Link Larkin in a film version of Harispray released in 2007. Efron performed all of his own vocals in the role. He cut and dyed his hair dark brown and gained about 15 pounds for the role. Both Efron's performance and the film have received positive reviews. Efron presented the 2007 Teen Choice Award for "Favorite Movie" alongside Queen Latifah.

In early 2008, Efron was cast as the lead role in the film Me and Orson Welles. Efron reprised his role as Troy in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, released on October 24, 2008.
Efron's upcoming roles include 17 Again, a high school-set drama/comedy. the plot involves an adult who is transformed into a 17-year old (to be played by Efron). Efron is also scheduled to star in Paramount's musical remake of the film Footloose; he has said that he would like to add his "own little bit of flair" to the role originated by Kevin Bacon. Efron has completed filming his role in 17 Again and it will be released 2009.
There is a rumer that Zac will be in the next Pirates of the caribbean.
Credit: Wikipedia

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