Actor and singer who rose to fame for playing Troy Bolton in High School Musical and won a Bravo Otto Award in 2010 for Best Male TV Star. He has also played roles in the movies Hairspray , Baywatch and Neighbors .
He was known as the class clown in elementary school, but became upset if he got less than an A on his exams.
He voiced the lead character Ted in the 2012 animated film The Lorax .
He dated actress and co-star Vanessa Hudgens for three years, but the relationship ended in December 2010. He then went on to date Sami Miro from 2014 until 2016. His father David worked as an engineer for a power plant, where his mother Starla worked as a secretary. He has a younger brother named Dylan .