Zac Efron’s Height, Weight and 8 Things About The American Actor

Zac Efron’s height is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and he maintains his weight around 165 lb (75 kg)

Since Zac Efron stormed the limelight in the late 2000s as Troy Bolton in High School Musical, the American actor and singer has not been involved in any serious controversy but has further endeared himself to the public with the characters he has portrayed in movies like Dirty Grandpa, Baywatch, and The Greatest Showman. While his career had won him several awards, he won his most significant award, a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Daytime Program Host, in 2021. This was for his web documentary series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron.

The famous entertainer was born in San Luis Obispo, California, to an electrical engineer named David Efron and Starla Baskett who works as an administrative assistant. Zac has only one sibling, a brother named Dylan Efron. The actor is of English, Ashkenazi Jewish, German, and Scottish ancestry. He attended Arroyo Grande High School for his early education and then proceeded to the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts. As much as these details are facts devoted fans of the actor might want to know, many people have also been curious about Zac Efron’s height. The reason for this is not far-fetch: while he seems to be of average height in some of his movies and pictures, he is often counted among the shortest men in Hollywood.

Profile Summary of Zac Efron

  • Full Name: Zachary David Alexander Efron
  • Nationality: American
  • Place of Birth: San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.
  • Date of Birth: October 18, 1987
  • Age: 36 Years Old
  • Education
    • High School: Arroyo Grande High School
    • College:  Allan Hancock College’s Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts
  • Occupation: Actor, Singer, and Producer
  • Net Worth: $25 Million
  • Mother: Starla Baskett
  • Father: David Efron
  • Siblings: Dylan Efron
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Weight: 165 lb (75 kg)
  • Shoe Size: 8.5 (US)
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
  • Does Zac Efron have a tattoo?: Yes, Zac Efron has two visible tattoos

10. Zac Efron’s Height Is 5 Feet 8 Inches and Most Hollywood Actors Are Taller Than Him 

Lots of interest is often placed on Zac Efron’s height, weight, and general physique. In some quarters, it has been expressed that he has the body of a model or athlete. Truly he has an athletic physique that stands him out as one of the attractive men in Hollywood. Nevertheless, many would agree he would be leading the pack if he is a bit taller.

While Zac would be considered a man of average height or even tall in some countries like Laos where the average height for men is slightly above 5 feet 3 inches, most men in the United States are taller than him by at least 1 inch. Records have it that the average height for men in America is about 5 feet 9 inches.

According to various reports, the average height for Hollywood actors is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m). What this means is that most of the men in the industry are at least 2 inches taller than Zac Efron. The High School Musical actor is often counted among the shortest men in the movie industry but he is taller than actors like Kevin Hart (5 feet 2 inches – 5 feet 4 inches) Daniel Radcliffe (5 feet 5 inches), Al Pacino (5 feet 6 inches), and even Tom Cruise (5 feet 7 inches).

9. He Maintains a Perfect Weight for His Height

A fact that can’t be denied is Zac Efron’s amazing transformation from a teen into a dashing and attractive man. At 5 feet 8 inches, Zac might wish he’s a bit taller but what he lacks in height, he has definitely compensated with his well-balanced and athletic body; thanks to his body weight which he maintains at 75 kg (165 lbs).

The actor’s chest measures 32 inches and complements other features of his physique. Zac admits that it takes lots of work to maintain the ripped chest; he has had to devote a considerable amount of time at the gym. His regular workout routine and diet have also helped him develop fine biceps that measure 15 inches. What’s more, he rocks a 32-inch waist that stands out against his muscular body and large chest. Zac Efron has two visible tattoos according to bustle

8. The Actor Worked Really Hard for His Baywatch Body and Doesn’t Want More of Such Experience

Zac Efron starred alongside Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, and David Hasselhoff in the 2017 comedy action film that earned him a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actor. While the movie was panned by critics, one of the things that stood out was Zac’s ripped body in the movie.

A few years later, the actor shared that the role had him working extremely hard to be in good shape. He related that he was always working out and even rationed the water he consumed while he worried about making his six-pack a four-pack. He described the whole process as stupid, asserting that he wouldn’t ever want to work that hard.

Nevertheless, he remains a fitness enthusiast who is disciplined and persistent when it comes to staying in shape. He regularly plays soccer, basketball, and also goes rock climbing and surfing. Besides giving him the toned figure, these activities also help him find new ideas for his career. Zac knows his well-built and athletic body looks good and will never miss a chance to show off at the beach or take a stroll in figure-hugging clothes. The actor wears size 8.5 (US) shoes.

7. Zac Efron Bears an Uncanny Resemblance to Leonard Whiting

If you have ever wondered what Zac Efron would look like in his old age, then you should probably take a look at pictures of Leonard Whiting when he was young. Like Zac, Leonard is also an actor and singer. The British entertainer is in his early 70s and is mostly known for playing Romeo in 1968’s Zeffirelli film version of Romeo and Juliet. The role earned him the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.

Zac bears an uncanny resemblance to young Leonard Whiting. Apart from Whiting, it has been said that Zac looks like other actors like Tony Curtis, Robby Benson, Kevin Zegers, and Logan Lerman.

Young Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey: Image Source

6. The Actor Was Raised In an Agnostic Jewish Home and Have No Religious Beliefs

This is probably one of the most fascinating facts about the High School Musical actor. From what we gathered, his paternal grandfather, Harold Efron, was born to parents who were Jewish emigrants. Nasko Efron and Dworja Klein reportedly came into the United States from Bocki, Poland, and settled in New York where they had Harold. The actor also confirmed he is Jewish in 2014 while he was promoting his movie, Neighbors. Also, it is said that his last name is of Hebrew origin and derived from the bible.

However, Zac does not practice any religion and this has been so since his childhood. In one of his many interviews, the actor divulged that he was raised agnostic. What this means is that his family believes that the existence of God or any supernatural being is not known and cannot be known. As Zac has never stated explicitly that he’s agnostic or proclaimed any faith, it wouldn’t be out of place to conclude that he is irreligious. Yeah, Zac Efron is Jewish but irreligious.

5. His First Role As a Professional Actor Was In Firefly

Zac Efron’s career journey began during his childhood when he worked at a theater called The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville. At the theater located in Oceano, California, he participated in several plays and got to polish his acting skills. He also attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts between 2000 and 2001.

In 2006 when Zac graduated from Arroyo Grande High School, he was offered admission into the University of Southern California but he decided to forsake that and focus on pursuing a career in entertainment, particularly acting. Reports have it that Simon Cowell offered Zac a fine record deal but he turned it down, stating that he wants to focus on acting.

To the best of our knowledge, his first professional acting role was in the “Safe” episode of Firefly, a space Western drama television series; this was in 2002. The following year, he was seen as Pete Laemke in a television film titled The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke. He also played Bobby Neville in the “Dear Abby” episode of ER that same year and pulled off his first feature film role: as Stuart Wasser in Melinda’s World. Zac continued to play minor roles in the years that followed until his breakthrough came in 2006 with High School Musical.

4. Efron’s Movies Have Grossed Over $2.5 Billion at the Box Office

For a professional actor that has been active since 2002, it is only natural that Zac Efron has been a part of multiple small and big-screen projects. Apart from Down to Earth with Zac Efron, his other notable small screen works include Robot Chicken wherein he voiced several characters from 2009 to 2016, and Summerland wherein he played Cameron Bale across 16 episodes from 2004 to 2005. You can as well count his role as Troy Bolton in High School Musical and High School Musical 2 as they are both television films.

Efron has had more big-screen roles. In the 2000s, he was seen in films like 17 Again, Hairspray, and of course High School Musical 3: Senior Year. At the turn of the decade, he landed more movie roles and solidified his status as a Hollywood actor. Some of his most popular movies thus far include Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The Greatest Showman, Baywatch, Dirty Grandpa, and Neighbors. In all, his movies have grossed over $2.5 billion at the box office.

3. The Actor Has Also Gained Some Clout as a Producer

Given the years he has spent as an actor, it is hardly a surprise that Zac decided to spread his wings towards producing projects. He had his first shot at it when he executed the production of the 2014 romantic comedy-drama film, That Awkward Moment, which also stars him. On a budget of $8 million, the film pulled in $40.5 million at the box office. If anything, this encouraged Zac to produce more projects.

Zac is the executive producer of the 2020 TV movie documentary, The Great Global Cleanup, and 2019’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. More so, he executed the production of 10 episodes of the TV series, Human Discoveries, and serves in the same capacity for his mini-series documentary, Down to Earth with Zac Efron. He also has another TV series titled Killing Zac Efron in the pipeline.

2. Zac Efron Owns a Production Company Called Ninjas Runnin’ Wild

Without a doubt, the famous actors would get to produce more works in years to come, he has a company that would see to that. Sometime in 2010, it was reported that the Dirty Grandpa actor had established his own production company called Ninjas Runnin’ Wild under Warner Bros. He runs the company with the help of his younger brother, Dylan Efron.

From what we gathered, the company played a role in the production of That Awkward Moment, Dirty Grandpa, and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, among other projects. It also has several projects in the pipeline; including Straight to Hell, The Associate, Fire, Narc, Art of the Steal, and Einstein Theory.

1. His Wealth Is Currently Estimated at $25 Million

Zac Efron has come a long way as an entertainer and has become one with multiple sources of income. While paychecks from acting roles remain the major source of his income, he makes good money from his songs and his production company. Back in 2008, Forbes named Zac on its list of 100 highest-paid celebrities. According to the American business magazine, the actor earned $5.8 million between June 2007 to June 2008.

Disregarding the foregoing, Zac makes money from endorsement deals and his eponymous YouTube Channel. As of July 2021, the channel has over 1.43 million subscribers and over 58.6 million views. His content on the platform ranges from workout and adventure/travel videos to interview shows and what have you. While what he makes from the channel is best known to him just as his earnings from his other endeavors are not privy to the public, it is believed that he has accumulated as much as $25 million in riches. As much as his career has been financially rewarding, it has also earned him multiple awards and prestigious recognition.

Jonathan Dez
Jonathan Dez
Jonathan is a celebrity and showbiz news enthusiast with a passion for Broadway and Netflix. When he’s not writing, he’s probably going on about an upcoming movie


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