The Must-See First Acting Jobs of the High School Musical Cast
8 years after the original air date of High School Musical on Disney Channel, and we’re still singing its sweet tunes. Its sheer musical power is a force to be reckoned with. This is further enforced with its TWO sequels. So, with today being Throwback Thursday and all, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to the first acting gigs of Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and more!
NOTE: Monique Coleman is not included because, if you can believe it, there’s not one clip from her TEN performances before HSM. Get with the program, Internet!
Zac Efron — While most fans of the heartthrob can remember when he starred opposite Jesse McCartney on Summerland ten years ago (wow), it’s hard to think of a time before that. But here, you’ll notice a 15-year-old Zefron in his first role ever as Young Simon on the Firefly TV series, starring Nathan Fillion:
Vanessa Hudgens — The same year Zac had his first stint, Vanessa had hers too! The actress guest-starred on an episode of Still Standing, and plays a game you’re prob familiar with…
Ashley Tisdale — Back in 1995, a 10-year-old Ash voiced a character in Whisper of the Heart (the English version), alongside Brittany Snow! Here, take a look at the two of ’em behind the microphones:
Corbin Bleu — At the 2:18 mark, you can see a 7-year-old Corbin get a shot — from George Clooney! — on ER.
Lucas Grabeel — Cool beans! Lucas’ first-ever stint was in another Disney Channel Original Movie, Halloweentown High! Watch the trailer flick here: