Zac Efron Biography, Background, Film Roles, Relationships and Net Worth

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Zac Efron is a 31-year-old American actor and singer. He is best known for his role in the High School Musical franchise as well as a string of musical and comedy films such as Hairspray (2007) and 17 Again (2009).

He has starred in Neighbours (2014) with Seth Rogen, We Are Your Friends (2015) as well as Dirty Grandpa (2016) opposite Robert DeNiro, and 2017’s The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman. Efron’s net worth is reported by Celebrity Net Worth to be around $24 million (£18.2 million).


Who is Zac Efron?

Zac Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California in 1987, before moving to Arroyo Grande, California with his maternal parents. His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power station while his mother, Starla Baskett, is a secretary at the same power station.

Did Zac Efron sing in High School Musical?

Yes, but reportedly, not alone. Efron’s career reached a turning point with the teen musical television film High School Musical (2006), which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006. The film, which has been described as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, saw Efron playing the male lead Troy Bolton, a high school basketball player. The film spawned a string of sequels including High School Musical 2 and High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2008.

Did Zac Efron cheat singing?

Zac Efron’s singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that his voice had been blended with Drew Seeley’s on the soundtrack to the film, before revealing that that the songs (written for a tenor) were written before he was cast and therefore did not suit his more baritone vocal range. He claims to have sung all his musical roles after the album and film were released.

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Did Zac Efron go to rehab?

Yes, Zac Efron sought treatment in early 2013 after struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse. He has been sober since June 2013. In November 2013, Efron had to have his jaw wired shut after breaking it in a fall at his home.

What films will Zac Efron star in?

Efron has recently appeared as serial killer Ted Bundy in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, opposite Lily Collins as Bundy’s girlfriend. In 2017, he was cast in a co-starring role in the Harmony Korine film The Beach Bum which is also due for release in 2019.

Is Zac Efron married?

No, Zac Efron is dating. According to reports, he started dating Vanessa Hudgens after they met while filming High School Musical in 2005. The couple split in 2010 and recently, Efron was linked with model and entrepreneur Sami Miró in September 2014. Zac and Sami split in April 2016. Zac confirmed rumours in March 2018 that he was in a relationship with Baywatch co-star Alexandra Daddario, according to People magazine, but in May, Bustle report, Alexandra shut the rumours down, saying ‘we’re very good friends’.

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Is Zac Efron in Nightwing?

No. After rumours hit the Internet in April 2018, according to director Chris McKay, Zac Efron has not been cast as Dick Grayson. While some claimed that he was given the titular role, even despite the fact that very little work has been done on the film over the last few months. To date, no one has been cast in the title role and work seems to still be in pre-production, according to CinemaBlend.

How did Zac Efron get ripped?

He starred in Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s reboot of 90s cult TV show Baywatch as a lifeguard and Efron reportedly hit the gym to train up for the role. In Baywatch, it was estimated that Zac Efron weighed at around 165-170lbs (12 stone). Apparently, The Rock thought he looked like ‘an animal’.

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