When it comes to hot guys, Zac Efron
is one of the hottest. He may be young, but he certainly made his presence felt in High School Musical and Summerland. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of such a talented (and good looking) actor? You're in luck I'll tell you!
Zac got his start a lot closer to Hollywood than most. He was actually born in California, but his parents were pretty ordinary- an engineer and a secretary. He has a younger brother and was a good student. His family also happens to be Jewish. Nothing that would make him seem like the next big thing, right?
Well, he started acting at a young age in local productions of popular plays. The small productions started at the age of eleven, but by the time he was fifteen, Zac was well on his way. He worked in various small roles on popular television series. Apparently he caught the right people's attention because he was offered a regular role on the television show Summerland. (The show has since been canceled)
Zac also began working in movies and took some rather challenging roles. He even was nominated for awards for portraying a twin with Autism in a movie made for television. Finally he got the biggest break of all.
High School Musical
Zac is most well known for his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical. Not only did he wow audiences of teenage girls with his acting, but he did a pretty impressive job of singing as well. In fact, his singing voice has helped launch the next wave of his career. Since High School Musical in 2006, Zac has gone on to release two singles that did very well on the charts. He is also starring in the highly anticipated High School Musical 2.
On a Personal Note
On a more personal note, Zac is pretty down to earth. He may have been named one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People and had a featured article in the same issue, but he is still very normal. He'll even volunteer embarrassing aspects of his life in school.
Apparently Zac was teased a great deal at school for having a gap between his teeth and being the shortest boy in his class. Since then, Zac has grown up a bit to 5'6", but still is pretty humble. He claims that he is a pretty normal guy who just happens to have eyes that older women find attractive.
Judging by the fact that he had to change his phone number after High School Musical released, I'd say more than just a few older ladies find him attractive. In fact, I know that's true because he came in second on our very own Hot Guys polls here on The Doll Palace. Keep faith ladies, you'll be seeing him again soon in the second installment of High School Musical in August some time.