Parents: David and Starla Siblings: Dylan Pets: Two Australian Shepherds, Dreamer and Puppy, and Siamese cat, Simon
On the Billboard Hot 100 chart of 2006-02-11, Zac had five simultaneous song credits. The songs were "Get`cha Head in the Game" (solo), 3 duets with Vanessa Anne Hudgens ("Breaking Free," "Start of Something New," and "What I`ve Been Looking For") and "We`re All in this Together" credited to the High School Musical (2006) (TV) cast. All tracks were from the soundtrack of "High School Musical".
The Zac Efron-Vanessa Anne Hudgens duet "Breaking Free" (from High School Musical (2006) (TV)) made the fastest climb in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, leaping from 86 to 4 in one week (2006-02-11).
With the popularity of High School Musical (2006) (TV), he had to change his phone number after getting numerous calls from fans.
Zac`s most prized possession is his autographed baseball collection.
Is a huge San Francisco Giants fan.
Met his current girlfriend, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, during castings for High School Musical (2006) (TV). They were paired together near the end of casting to see how well they worked together.
Favorite Cartoon Show: Rocko`s Modern Life.
He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
Attended the World Cup in Germany with Corbin Bleu.
The first concert he ever went to was a Wallflowers concert.
Has one sibling, younger brother, Dylan.
Simon Cowell offered him a record deal but he turned it down saying, "...acting is my main priority".
Named #93 on Empire Magazine`s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars. (2007).
Had his appendix removed and is recuperating [January 15, 2008].
His favorite movie is The Goonies (1985).
Ranked #24 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "Future Stars of Tomorrow".
Was ranked #26 on Entertainment Weekly`s `30 Under 30` the actors list. (2008).
Was ranked #2 on TV Guide Top 10 Teen Star Countdown (2008).
Considers Liza Minelli as one of his true inspirations and a life long idol. (imdb.com)
His favorite movie is Titanic (1997). (imdb.com)
He is engagged to Vanessa Hudgens.
Among all his family members, Zac is closest to his little brother. (facebook.com)
in 2009, Zac admitted to being starstruck by Angelina Jolie. He says he "turns into a fifth grader" every time he talks to her.
In 2009, Zac purchased a new home in Los Angeles worth more than $2.2 million. (tv.com)
Zac is ranked #11 in AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25" (tv.com)
Zac's worst habit is to scratch himself particularly when his skin gets dry. (tv.com)
From within fastfood items, Zac claims that he cannot live without Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl's Jr., or In-N-Out. (tv.com)
if Zac could swap lives with someone, it would be the Queen of England. (tv.com)
Zac's dream job would be designing and testing video games or playing poker. (tv.com)
According to Zac, if there would be a movie version of his life, his role would be played by Pierce Brosnan. (tv.com)
Zac's first celebrity crush is Tyra Banks. (tv.com)
Honors: - Zac was number 1 on BOP Magazine's Annual 25 Hottest Stars in 2006.
- Zac was ranked as #10 in the Sexiest Guys in Summer Movies for the May 28, 2007 issue of In Touch Magazine. - Zac was ranked number two in the Coming of Age category in People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007.
- Zac won Popstar's 5th annual Poptastic award for male hottie. (tv.com)
Zac was one of the many presenters at the 2008 Screen Actor's Guild Awards, or the SAG's. (tv.com)
Zac was rushed to the hospital on January 15th, 2008 with apendicitis and had to have his appendix taken out. (tv.com)
Toys: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Song from HSM: Get'cha Head in the Game
Quote: "I'll be back" from Terminator 2
TV Shows: American Idol and World Series Of Poker
Book: "Busting Vegas" by Ben Mezrich.
Subjects: English and Social Studies
Animal: Liger (the Lion and Tiger's mixed breed)
Movies: Dumb and Dumber, Knocked Up, and The 40-Year-Old v*rgin. Also, the Die Hard and Bourne series.
Candies: Pear belly bellies and Jaw breakers
Musicians: The Postal Service, The Shins, The Gorillaz, and John Mayer.
Actors: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Jack Black
Food: Orange Chicken from Panda
Sportsman: Basketball player, Kobe Bryant
Cartoon: Rocco's Modern Life
Magazines: M&F, GQ, Cargo, and Popstar!
Car: Toyota Supra
TV Channel: Spike
Cereals: Kashi, Granola, Honey Nut Cheerios and Quaker Oats
Sport: Surfing, Golf, Skiing, Rock Climbing and Snowboarding (tv.com)
Zac attended the 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards on January 5th, 2008 with his High School Musical co-star and girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens (tv.com)
Zac donated many items to Rocky Stone, which were to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign. (tv.com)
At The 9th Annual Family Television Awards, Zac won the award for the Best Actor for his performance in High School Musical 2 (tv.com)
On August 19th, 2007, Zac was number 1 on IMDb's Starmeter, that means he was the most searched celebrity. (tv.com)
Zac says that the five songs everyone should have on their iPod is You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson, Weapon of Choice by Fat Boy Slim, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, Boston by Augustana, and Digital Love by Daft Punk (tv.com)
The first concert Zac ever went to was a Wallflowers concert (tv.com)
Zac says the most famous person in his phone is Ian McKellen. Zac refers to Ian as a hero of his (tv.com)
Zac is of Jewish decent. However, in a Rolling Stone interview Zac stated he was raised agnostic, which is the belief that it is impossible to know if God exists or not. (tv.com)
One of Zac's favorite things about the sixties is the emergence of rock and roll. Zac thought that since Elvis defined sixties rock and roll he should base his character in Hairspray, Link Larkin on Elvis. Because of this, he practiced thrusting his hips at home in front of his mirror (tv.com)
While filming the song "What Time is It?" for High School Musical 2 a desk fell on Zac's foot and it got really swollen (tv.com)
Zac attended the 2007 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (tv.com)
Zac and Queen Latifah presented the Favorite Movie award at the 20th Annual Kid's Choice Awards (tv.com)
When Zac was a kid, he stole his mother's Victoria Secret magazine and tore out a picture of supermodel, Tyra Banks and taped it to his bedroom ceiling. (tv.com)
Zac appeared in Vanessa Hudgen's music video for Say OK as her love interest. (tv.com)
According to Vanessa Hudgens, Zac is very flirtatious guy (tv.com)