He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role in the High School Musical franchise (2006–08).
During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009).
In 2004, he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland.
For the show’s second season, which aired in 2005, he was promoted to the main cast.
Zac Efron has been a longtime crush for many, and although we've seen him experience a handful or so of relationships (let's have a moment for Zanessa), the truth of the matter is that this star just can't date.
At least, that's what he said during an interview with The Times.
His courage to play against his image and to risk humiliation is praiseworthy, but the material Phillips has given to him is beneath him.
I'm realizing the value of film," he says."We have the ability to change the world with cinema.