Happy birthday Troy Bolton, I mean, Zac Efron

Today — October 18, 2012 — is Zac Efron's 25th birthday. Three years younger than me, he has accomplished more and earned more money than I ever will. But at least I get to go to E3, right? I don't remember this, but Zac Efron apparently got his start on an episode of Firefly. His career highlights include the High School Musical franchise, Hairspray, 17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud, The Lorax, The Lucky One, New Year's Eve, The Paperboy, and most impressive of them all, voicing Anakin Skywalker in Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III.

He also dated Lily Collins and banged Vanessa Hudgens. So good for him.

With a smile that make the ladies go wild, a good singing voice, and a body that makes me hate myself, Mr. Efron is on top of the world. But guess what, Zac… next year, you'll be on the wrong side of your 20s. Good thing you've started taking more serious roles.

Happy birthday.

Oh, and here you go ladies.

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