Zachary David Alexander Efron was born October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. He is an American actor and singer. Zac was raised in Arroyo Grande, CA. He took his first step toward acting at the age of eleven, after his parents noticed his singing ability. Singing and acting lessons soon led to an appearance in a production of "Gypsy" that ran 90 performances, and he was hooked. Efron's favorite sports include golf, skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding.