Born in San Luis Obispo, California. Zac Efron took his first step toward acting at the age of 11. After appearing on stage in "Peter Pan," "Mame," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Music Man," guest parts quickly followed on television series including "Firefly," "ER" and "The Guardian." Efron also starred in several pilots such as "The Big, Wide World of Carl Laemke" and "Triple Play." He recently starred as an autistic child in the television movie "Miracle Run," alongside Mary-Louise Parker and Aidan Quinn, in the Disney Channel Original Movie "High School Musical".