THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and television,
ZAC EFRON (Phillip Carlyle) has proven to be one of Hollywood's most
sought-after talents. Efron recently co-starred opposite Dwayne Johnson in
Baywatch, based off the popular TV show. He will soon be seen in The Disaster
Artist, a dramedy directed by and starring James Franco about the making of
Tommy Wiseau's The Room, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2017 South by
Southwest Film Festival.
Last year, Efron starred in three hilarious comedies: Mike and Dave Need Wedding
Dates, a comedy with Adam Devine, which follows two brothers who place an ad on
Craigslist to find dates for a wedding; Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the sequel
to the comedy Neighbors, alongside Seth Rogen, Dave Franco and Rose Byrne; and
Dirty Grandpa with Robert De Niro.
Additional film credits include Max Joseph's We Are Your Friends, That Awkward
Moment, the historical drama Parkland, At Any Price, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy,
Liberal Arts, The Lucky One, the NBC Universal animated film Dr. Seuss' The
Lorax, Gary Marshall's New Year's Eve, Charlie St. Cloud, 17 Again, the Richard
Linklater film Me and Orson Welles and the box office smash summer film
Hairspray, which won the Critics' Choice award for Best Ensemble.
Television credits include a recurring role on the WB series Summerland, guest
starring roles on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, ER, The Guardian and C.S.I.
Efron became a household name with the launch of the 2006 Emmy Award-winning
Disney Channel phenomenon High School Musical. He reprised his role as Troy
Bolton, head of the basketball team, in High School Musical 2, which broke cable
TV records garnering 17.5 million viewers. Zac also starred in the Disney
feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the third installment of the
extremely successful High School Musical franchise. HSM3 set a box office record
as the highest grossing opening weekend total for a musical.
Zac has received a wide array of accolades throughout his career including
CinemaCon's Comedy Star of the Year (2016), ShoWest's Breakthrough Performer of
the Year award, the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance (2008) and Best
Male Performance (2009), in addition to multiple People's Choice, Teen Choice
and Kids Choice Awards.
On stage, Zac starred in the musical "Gypsy," and has appeared in productions of
"Peter Pan," "Mame," "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Music Man."
In addition to acting, Zac established his own production company, Ninjas Runnin'
Wild, with Jason Barrett and Michael Simkin in 2010. Ninjas Runnin' Wild is
currently developing various film and television projects with multiple studios.
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