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).
and was then accepted into the University of Southern California, but has deferred his enrollment to work on film projects.
EXCLUSIVE: America Ferrera Stuns on Emmys Red Carpet After Competing in First Triathlon: 'I Feel Fierce!
' Turns out the triathlon was in support of two good causes: the Children's Hospital (objectively the better cause) and giving us this picture of Zac dressed in spandex.
He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role in the High School Musical franchise (2006–08).