Later that year, he was seen reprising his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 2 (2007), which aired on the Disney Channel in August 2007.Efron reprised his role of Troy Bolton in High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), the first film in the High School Musical franchise to receive a theatrical release.Can you think of the lucky ladies who have landed themselves in Zac’s heart, too? Hudgens and Butler, 26, have been dating since September 2011. In both pictures, Hudgens sported a jewel on her left ring finger. “Well I would have done that long time ago because women like you are pretty much one in a billion!!!
He followed this with the commercially successful comedy 17 Again (2009) about a 37-year-old man (Matthew Perry) who is transformed into his 17-year-old self (Efron) after a chance accident.
Efron’s next release was Richard Linklater’s period drama Me and Orson Welles, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008 and received a wide release in late 2009.
The film earned mostly positive reviews from critics.
Efron began acting in the early 2000s with guest roles on several television series including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian.
In 2004, he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland.
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.