He has since appeared in films like New Year's Eve (2011), The Lucky One (2012), Neighbors (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016).He performed in shows such as Gypsy; Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Little Shop of Horrors; and The Music Man.He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a community college located in Santa Maria, California, which provided him with the opportunity to perform as a "young player" during the years of 20.
He also appeared in some films, including the Lifetime television film Miracle Run (2004), for which he earned a Young Artist Award nomination for his performance as one of two autistic twins.
Efron’s career reached a turning point with the teen musical television film High School Musical (2006), which premiered on the Disney Channel in January 2006.
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.
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).
'I used to be on the fence about it just because I feel like it gets to a certain place where it almost has the reverse effect, where it's so overpowering and so aggressive that it's like rather than just standing up for female pride and female rights, it becomes, like, ''I am the man.'' Wild Saturday night: The singer had a blast with pals after the opening night of her show and wrote alongside this snap 'BEST.
Gigi blessings, NY nights with my girl Steffanie, and danced my face off with Alan Cumming.
The film’s soundtrack was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, making it one of the best-selling albums of the year in the United States.
Efron’s singing talents were disputed when it was revealed that his voice had been blended with Drew Seeley’s on the soundtrack, but Efron clarified that the songs (written for a tenor) were written before he was cast and therefore did not suit his more baritone vocal range.
I’ve been really fortunate that people haven’t put me in a box and said, 'Oh, you’re just going to play the plus-size girl.' In my new movie that’s coming into theaters in the fall, I play a young mom [who’s] married. It was just for a very caring person who could play a mom and they thought I was a good match.