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Zac Efron

Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and became known with his lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, Charlie St. Cloud, New Year's Eve, The Lucky One and The Lorax (voice only). In 2007, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August 2007 issue. Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California. His father, David Efron, is an electrical engineer at a power station, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a former secretary who worked at the same power plant. Efron has a younger brother, Dylan, and had, as he has described it, a "normal childhood" in a middle class family. He is an agnostic, having never been religious. His surname, "Efron" (עפרון), means "lark" in Hebrew (his paternal grandfather was Jewish). Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, and has also

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Zac Efron & Lamar Odom -- READ OUR THUMBS ... No Drug Problems Here!

Efron & Odom
READ OUR THUMBS ... No Drug Problems Here!

Zac Efron and Lamar Odom haven't let their cocaine problems drag them down completely -- in fact, they're both trying to stay positive ... flashing thumbs up signs in L.A.Having a positive mental… READ MORE >

Zac Efron -- Post-Rehab Reunion With 'Hairspray' Cast

Zac Efron
Post Rehab Reunion With 'Hairspray' Cast

Zac Efron returned to the L.A. nightlife scene Thursday ... for the first time since news about his 2 stints rehab went public ... and it was all to celebrate HALLOWEEN!! Efron appeared in great… READ MORE >

- 593 days ago
Zac Efron's House -- Haunted By The Ghosts Of Parties Past

Zac Efron's House
Haunted By Ghosts Of Parties Past

Zac Efron thought he bought a place where he could do some hardcore R&R -- but little did he know his new mansion is haunted ... by the hardcore ragers Sean Kingston once threw there.Spooky. READ MORE >

- 594 days ago
Zac Efron -- Oops! I Just Bought A Raging Party Palace

Zac Efron
Oops! I Just Bought A Raging Party Palace

For a guy coming off of rehab, Zac Efron couldn't have picked a worse home to buy ... because his new crib is well-known as one of the biggest Hollywood party pads in L.A. ...  and we have… READ MORE >

- 595 days ago
Zac Efron -- Post Rehab Crib -- Drops $3.9 Mil On Nice-Ish Crib

Zac Efron
Post Rehab Crib DROPS $3.9 MIL ON Nice-ish Crib

Zac Efron has found a place where he can get away from it all ... right smack in the middle of L.A.The troubled star -- who recently completed his second stint in rehab for cocaine -- just snagged… READ MORE >

- 596 days ago
Zac Efron -- Higher Than A Kite In Peru

Zac Efron
Higher Than A Kite In Peru

Zac Efron may have found refuge from his modern-day troubles ... by looking to the ancient past -- namely ... the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. Zac just posted this picture on his Whosay… READ MORE >

- 607 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge

Lots of stars -- living and dead -- with lots of issues -- from cops allegedly ogling Whitney Houston's body, to the publicity machine trying to spin Zac Efron's coke addition as a booze… READ MORE >

- 613 days ago
Zac Efron -- Big Smiles in Cocaine Capital of the World

Zac Efron
Big Smiles in Coke Capital of the World

Zac Efron chose an interesting place to escape this month ... jetting off to the mountainous cocaine capital of the world ... but he wasn't there for the skiing.The above photos were snapped on… READ MORE >

- 614 days ago
Charlie Sheen Calls BS On Story He Partied With Zac Efron

Charlie Sheen
Story He Partied With Zac TOTAL BS

Charlie Sheen says the media outlet that's reporting he had Zac Efron over for drug-fueled parties is totally making it up.Sheen tells TMZ ... he hasn't even seen Zac for nearly a year ...… READ MORE >

- 615 days ago
Zac Efron -- 2 Rehab Stints This Year

Zac Efron
2 Rehab Stints This Year

Zac Efron has done rehab for cocaine addiction not once this year, but twice, after a major relapse ... TMZ has learned.Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Zac has been doing cocaine… READ MORE >

- 615 days ago

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