During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009).
He has since appeared in the films New Year's Eve (2011), The Lucky One (2012), The Paperboy (2012), Neighbors (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Baywatch (2017) and The Greatest Showman (2017).
and was then accepted into the University of Southern California but did not enroll.
He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a community college located in Santa Maria, California, where he performed during the years of 20.
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.
He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik).
The costars mixed up really well from day one of their meeting and can be seen complementing and criticizing each other's work as close friends.
"We're at it again," Dylan, 26, could be heard saying in a video posted to his Instagram Story, showing him and Zac, 30.
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.
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.