Zachary David Alexander Efron was born on October 18, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California. åÊEfron’s father is an electrical engineer and his mother, is a former secretary. åÊEfron graduated Arroyo Grande High School in June 2006. åÊHe enjoys a number of outdoor activities including golf, skiing, rock climbing, snowboarding, and surfing. åÊHe learned to surf while filming “Summerland.” åÊIndoors, Efron enjoys playing piano and has fixed up 2 cars – a Delorean and a ’65 Mustang convertible. åÊBoth cars were given to Efron by his grandfather. åÊAmong his things, Efron supposedly values his autographed baseball collection the most. åÊNot one to follow the crowd, Efron does not use any social media claiming he does not have time and wants to keep his private life private. åÊHe is good friends with Lenoardo DiCaprio and even took motorcycle lessons from Tom Cruise after meeting the star at a party. åÊEffon’s parents noticed his singing ability and enrolled him in singing and acting lessons. åÊIn fact, Simon Cowell offered Efron a record deal, which Efron refused because he wanted to focus on acting.