Before Zac Efron made his claim to fame in THE ‘High School Musical,’ he performed in, well, REGULAR high school musicals. Watch young Zac wow his high school audience with a signature moonwalk move — trust us, you’ve never seen Zac like this before!
See? Stars really are just like us! Zac Efron, 28, wasn’t always a megastar…back in the day, he was a high school theater kid hoping to make it big. But it’s rare to catch a glimpse of celebs BEFORE they were famous, so this is quite a treat. Check out this hilarious vid of Zac performing in his high school’s musical — singing AND moonwalking are involved!
“You went to real school. A lot of actors don’t go to actual school,” Jimmy Kimmel, 48, said to Zac on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jan. 21. The talk show host went on to surprise Zac, and all of us, with a video from the actor’s teen years. It’s true — in the clip, Zac performs a song at the public high school he attended. Dressed as Snoopy from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the 28-year-old is barely recognizable, but his enthusiastic dance moves are right on point with Troy Bolton’s in High School Musical. Ah the nostalgia!
Young Zac even channeled his inner Michael Jackson and threw in an epic moonwalk, all while incorporating incredible jazz hands. “That crushed back then,” Zac revealed to Jimmy. “That would crush right now by the way,” Jimmy admitted, in response. After being egged on by the audience, the Dirty Grandpa star gave us a taste of his current moonwalking skills, and just like back in the day, he totally nailed it. The throwback video was sent to Jimmy by Zac’s drama teacher who taught Zac at Arroyo Grande High School, where he graduated from in 2006.
It’s memorable moments like this that make us remember how Zac became a star at such a young age. He’s just so darn talented! Zac: If this is your way of making some of your fans forget about that time you ditched the High School Musical reunion, it just might be working!
HollywoodLifers, how adorable is high school Zac? Tell us what you think of his Snoopy performance in the comments below!