Zachary David Alexander Efron (or Zefron, born October 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer whose first (and most famous) major role was as Troy in High School Musical. Since then, some think that he has branched into a more "serious" actor with better performances. He often plays the Big Man on Campus.He dated HSM co-star Vanessa Hudgens for five years. They split in late 2010; both attribute the breakup to simply growing up.He may also be Kira.
- Firefly (2002) as young Simon Tam
- High School Musical (2006) as Troy Bolton
- High School Musical 2 (2007)
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
- Hairspray (2007) as Link Larkin
- 17 Again (2009) as teen Mike O'Donnell
- Me and Orson Welles (2009) as Richard Samuels
- Charlie St Cloud (2010) as Charlie St. Cloud
- New Year's Eve (2012) as Paul
- Liberal Arts (2012) as Nat
- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) as Ted Wiggins (voice)
- That Awkward Moment (2014) as Jason Flynn
- Neighbors (2014) as Teddy Sanders
- Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
- Dirty Grandpa (2016) as Jason Kelly
- Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) as Dave Stangle
- Baywatch (2017) as Matt Brody
- The Disaster Artist (2017) as Dan Janjigian
- The Greatest Showman (2017) as Phillip
Tropes applying to Efron:
- Adam Westing: He appeared in a Saturday Night Live sketch as Troy Bolton returning to East High to tell the seniors that in the real world people don't begin singing and dancing out of nowhere.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: He is known for playing a lot of Big Man on Campus characters like Teddy in Neighbors or some others characters with jerkass tendencies. In real life however, he is very nice and friendly guy as well a big Star Wars geek.
- Mr. Fanservice: Takes his shirt off a lot. Is also tricked into taking his shirt off a lot.