Full Name: Zachary David Alexander Efron
Birthdate: Sunday, October 18th, 1987
Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California
Parents: David and Starla
Siblings: younger brother Dylan, whom Zac calls “insane”
Favorite Foods: Orange Chicken from “Panda”, Sushi, Wheat Thins, Japanese, & exotic foods
Favorite Cereals: Kashi, Granola, Honey Nut Cheerios & Quaker Oats
Heaven on earth is: Being first in line when the “Krispy Kreme” employees hand out the free samples
For dinner, Zac likes to make: “Mac n Cheese! All the other stuff is too hard!”
His coolest article of clothing: Gucci aviators. “BEST PRESENT EVER.”
His most prized possession: His autographed baseball collection. “I’ve got almost every player from the GIANTS for the past 10 years, except BARRY BONDS! I’m working on that.”
First financial splurge: “I bought an electric scooter in sixth grade. Bankrupted me.”
Before I die, I want to: “Discover I REALLY DO have super powers … I just didn’t know it yet!”
Dream Car: Toyota Supra
People would be surprised that: “I am just like they are.”
Favorite Actors: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Jack Black
Favorite Musicians/Bands: Postal Service, The Shins, The Gorillaz, and John Mayer
Favorite Movies: The Goonies (“hands down!”), Dumb and Dumber, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Die Hard and the Bourne series
Favorite Music: Anything but country!
Favorite Cartoon: “Rocco’s Modern Life”
Favorite TV channel: Spike
Favorite TV Shows: “Most Extreme Elimination”, The “WSOP”, and “American Idol”
Favorite Book: “Busting Vegas” by Ben Mezrich & “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe
Favorite Animal: Ligers (lion and tiger mix-breed)
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Comic Books & Video Games
Celebrity Crush: Lori Loughlin, Paula Abdul, & Jessica Alba
Role Model: Peter Parker
Biggest Fear: Zombies, sharks, “The Ring” girl
Bad Habit: Humming
Favorite Quote: “I’ll be back.” – Terminator II
On doing dares: “I’ll eat just about anything – like blending up steak and apples, and then drinking it.”
On his hidden talent: “I can blow bubbles with my spit.”
Weirdest dream: “I’m underwtaer and I can breathe, talk to fish and stuff. It was crazy.”
Send all fanmail to:
P.O. Box 960
Avila Beach, CA 93424
Zac’s acting career began at age 11, at a local community theater.
Zac did his best to jungle his acting career while still attending his local public high school. When he worked away from home, he did his assignments online, through the mail, or over the phone and kept up a 4.3 grade point average. Zac graduated with his classmates in California in summer 2006.
Zac has admitted to having a crush on his Summerland co-star Lori Loughlin.
Zac was his Summerland co-star Kay Panabaker’s very first kiss! She said, “Then I told him it was my first kiss ever. He said, ‘Really? I hope I didn’t ruin it for you.’ And he didn’t!’”
Zac has vision correcting prescribed contacts but he never wears them.
Zac is incredibly health conscious and works out often.
Zac went bungee jumping while in Canada filming Charlie St. Cloud and has said that he’d also love to skydive!
Zac’s father, David, was an electrical engineer who met Zac’s mom, Starla, at the power plant where both were employed.
Zac’s sole sibling, his brother Dylan, is four years younger than Zac and graduated high school in 2010.
Zac has said, “I like to sing, but I’m not looking for a record label or anything.” He would want to write and sing his own songs however, if he did decide to record an album.
For Christmas after getting a role on Summerland Zac got a new surfboard and a wetsuit.
Before getting the lead role in the independent film The Derby Stallion, Zac admits he has never ridden a horse!
To help Zac prepare for the role of Steven, a boy with autism in the Lifetime Original Movie, Miracle Run, he read a book on the learning disability.
One time, Zac and a friend got trapped in a mall by fans and they had to run to leave the place!
Zac says as a child he tried “the whole little league thing”. He said he tried both baseball and basketball – and was bad at both!
None of Zac’s family has been in show business, but he did have a grandmother who was in the circus a long time ago!
To prepare for the singing and dancing in the Disney Channel movie High School Musical Zac and his co-stars of intense dancing, singing, acting, and basketball rehearsals. The woke up at 6 in the morning and worked until 6 at night!
Zac and his High School Musical co-stars all became very close. When filming in Salt Lake City, Utah was over and it was time to go home, everyone was devastated. Zac has said, “It was so hard not to be able to go to the hotel room next door and knock,” and “If I could go back and do it again I’d do it in a heartbeat.”
The first thing Zac does in the morning is, “sing in the shower!”
Zac went to a Cheetah Girls concert in December 2005 and a little girl came up to him and asked for an autograph. He said yes and pretty soon the whole audience wanted one and security had to escort Zac out of the building in order to prevent a riot! They put him in a back alley and said he couldn’t come in until the concert started. Shortly after that his friend and actress Ashley Tisdale was thrown out as well!
Kobe Bryant is one celebrity Zac would definitely ask for an autograph from!
Zac said if he had $10 to spend at his favorite fast food restaurant he would order “the honey mustard chicken with bacon sandwich from Quiznos. You know heaven? It’s kinda like that!”
If he could choose any actress to work with, it would be Reese Witherspoon or Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Zac has said he’d like to perform onstage with Tenacious D and work with actor Christian Bale.
Zac suffered from appendicitis and had to have emergency surgery to remove his appendix while working on the movie 17 Again in January 2008.
Zac does not and will not use any social network (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc) saying he doesn’t have time and that he also values keeping some of his life private.
UPDATE: In 2012 a verified Twitter account @ZacEfron and an official Facebook page were created for the actor.
Zac has his own production company under Warner Bros. called Ninjas Runnin’ Wild Prods. and is set to star in and produce upcoming movies from Warner Bros.