BIRTHDAY: October 18
HOMETOWN: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
BROTHER: Dylan, 15
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT ...
"My skateboard. I have to have something to roll around on."
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT
LEAST FAVORITE SUBJECT
"AP chemistry. I got straight A's, but it was really hard."
POSTER HE HAD GROWING UP
. It was on the ceiling above my bunk bed."
SHARED A ROOM WITH ...
Younger brother Dylan. "We used to fight but now that I don't see him as much I kind of cherish the time I have with him."
"Two dogs and a cat. The dogs are Dreamer and Puppy. The cat has like 20 names, but right now it's Simon. They get along great. My cat sleeps on the dogs."
"I'm good at Hacky Sack! The other day, traffic was completely stopped, so I got out of my car and played Hacky Sack for half an hour."
He's dating costar Vanessa Hudgens. (Some fans call them "Zanessa.")
HOW HE'S LIKE TROY
"I consider myself a pretty good kid. There are always little slipups, but I try and work hard at my job."
HOW HE'S NOT LIKE TROY
"I didn't play sports in high school. I was really focused on academics."