In 2004, he began appearing as a recurring character in the first season of the WB series Summerland.
For the show’s second season, which aired in 2005, he was promoted to the main cast.
", "You Are the Music In Me", "All for One", "You Are the Music In Me (Sharpay Version)") You know what, I do not want to fall victim to partying too hard, it's too easy and too often done.
It's out of style anyway, I think too many people have done it before me, I'm not going to. I think the rebellious thing to do would to actually be successful.
He also appeared in some films, including the Lifetime television film Miracle Run (2004), for which he earned a Young Artist Award nomination for his performance as one of two autistic twins.
During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray (2007) and the comedy film 17 Again (2009).
He also attended Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, a community college located in Santa Maria, California, which provided him with the opportunity to perform as a "young player" during the years of 20.
Efron began acting in the early 2000s with guest roles on several television series including Firefly, ER, and The Guardian.
The pair were most recently seen in Ibiza, Spain, in early August, where they seemed to be enjoying each other’s company on a date night.
“They seemed very close and comfortable together,” an eyewitness told PEOPLE.