For the show’s second season, which aired in 2005, he was promoted to the main cast.
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.
You stay private, you make a great movie, then that’s all people see and you’re not a product of your struggle,” he says in the interview.
“But if you’re comfortable sharing your story, celebrate it.
“They seemed very close and comfortable together,” an eyewitness told PEOPLE.
co-star Vanessa Hudgens for five years, then been linked with Lilly Collins, Michelle Rodriguez and model Sami Miro, the pinup says dating is about seeing somebody for the first time -- something prospective ladies can’t do with him.
EXCLUSIVE: Zac Efron and Adam De Vine Talk Butt Doubles and Who Has the Softest Lips“Dating is something I’ll never be able to do,” he tells .
They thought it was fake,” before pausing then adding, “That never happened. Efron adds that he does not run his Twitter and Instagram account, instead hiring someone who he instructs to post for him.“I lost my mind because of the internet,” he admits.
“I’d read 30 positive things and one bad thing, then I’d harbor that bad thing.
It drove me crazy.” WATCH: Zac Efron Visits Pre-School Students and It’s Too Adorable – See the Snaps!