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Zac Efron is honored by his friends and costars Jeremy Allen White and Miles Teller as his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled

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Zac Efron was feted by some of his friends and colleagues on Monday when he was honored with a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 36-year-old former Disney star had some heavy hitters playing for him, as his former costars Jeremy Allen White and Miles Teller both delivered speeches praising him at the ceremony. 

Zac has recently been on the publicity trail with Jeremy to promote their upcoming biographical drama The Iron Claw, and he and Miles Teller had previously starred together with Michael B. Jordan in the 2014 comedy That Awkward Moment.

In a statement about his star unveiling from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the organization noted how Efron had reinvented his career with a variety of diverse roles in the wake of his initial success with Disney and the High School Musical franchise.

The guest of honor also included a touching tribute to his late costar Matthew Perry, whom he appeared with in 2009’s 17 Again.

Zac Efron, 36, was honored by his former costars Jeremy Allen White (L) and Miles Teller (R) at the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday

In a statement about his star unveiling from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the organization noted how Efron had reinvented his career with a variety of diverse roles in the wake of his initial success with Disney and the High School Musical franchise

In a statement about his star unveiling from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the organization noted how Efron had reinvented his career with a variety of diverse roles in the wake of his initial success with Disney and the High School Musical franchise

The guest of honor also included a touching tribute to his late costar Matthew Perry, whom he appeared with in 2009's 17 Again

The guest of honor also included a touching tribute to his late costar Matthew Perry, whom he appeared with in 2009’s 17 Again

Zac looked stylish at the ceremony in a muted blue suit with peaked lapels. 

He stuck to classic black leather shoes but dressed down the rest of his ensemble with a thin gray sweater.

He added some extra flash with a gold luxury wristwatch with a black leather band, and he wore his hair short and swept up.

Jeremy opted for a more casual look with a black cotton suit over a white shirt with several buttons at the top undone.

He contrasted his suit with a pair of brilliant white trainers, and his hair was arranged in a mass of messy curls.

Both he and Miles took positions up on the dais to deliver their speeches praising Zac.

Miles wore a better-fitting black suit with slim peaked lapels, and he also opted for a tie-free white shirt.

He complemented the man of the hour with a pair of rectangular black sunglasses, while Zac opted for a rounder set of horn-rimmed sunglasses.

Zac looked stylish at the ceremony in a muted blue suit with peaked lapels. He stuck to classic black leather shoes but dressed down the rest of his ensemble with a thin gray sweater

Zac looked stylish at the ceremony in a muted blue suit with peaked lapels. He stuck to classic black leather shoes but dressed down the rest of his ensemble with a thin gray sweater

He added some extra flash with a gold luxury wristwatch with a black leather band, and he wore his hair short and swept up

He added some extra flash with a gold luxury wristwatch with a black leather band, and he wore his hair short and swept up

Jeremy opted for a more casual look with a black cotton suit over a white shirt with several buttons at the top undone

Jeremy opted for a more casual look with a black cotton suit over a white shirt with several buttons at the top undone

He contrasted his suit with a pair of brilliant white trainers, and his hair was arranged in a mass of messy curls

He contrasted his suit with a pair of brilliant white trainers, and his hair was arranged in a mass of messy curls

Both he and Miles took positions up on the dais to deliver their speeches praising Zac

Both he and Miles took positions up on the dais to deliver their speeches praising Zac

Jeremy stars with Zac in his new biographical sports drama The Iron Claw

Jeremy stars with Zac in his new biographical sports drama The Iron Claw

The film details the tragedies and triumphs that affected the Von Erich wrestling family

The film details the tragedies and triumphs that affected the Von Erich wrestling family

Miles wore a better-fitting black suit with slim peaked lapels, and he also opted for a tie-free white shirt

Miles wore a better-fitting black suit with slim peaked lapels, and he also opted for a tie-free white shirt

He complemented the man of the hour with a pair of rectangular black sunglasses, while Zac opted for a rounder set of horn-rimmed sunglasses

He complemented the man of the hour with a pair of rectangular black sunglasses, while Zac opted for a rounder set of horn-rimmed sunglasses

Also appearing at the unveiling was the former professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich, who wore a gray plaid blazer with black pants and a white sweater.

Zac plays the fighter in his new film The Iron Claw, which details the triumphs and tragedies of the wrestlers of the Von Erich family.

Despite the focus on Zac’s later critically acclaimed work, he also looked back at his roots via the presence of Kenny Ortega, who directed the trio of High School Musical films that Zac starred in.

Kenny was dressed in a black polo shirt and black pants with a matching windbreaker and black-and-white trainers.

He accessorized with square military-style aviator sunglasses, a black baseball cap and a black crossbody bag.

During the speeches portion of the ceremony, Zac looked overwhelmed by the praise and gave warm hugs to both Jeremy and Miles after they finished their speeches.

He also got a sweet moment to pose with his mother Starla Baskett by his new star, which is located at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard.

According to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Efron was presented with its 2,767th star, though their are fewer figures honored than that, as several icons have multiple stars honoring their careers in different sectors of the entertainment industry.

Also appearing at the unveiling was the former professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich, who wore a gray plaid blazer with black pants and a white sweater. Zac plays him in The Iron Claw

Also appearing at the unveiling was the former professional wrestler Kevin Von Erich, who wore a gray plaid blazer with black pants and a white sweater. Zac plays him in The Iron Claw

Despite the focus on Zac's later critically acclaimed work, he also looked back at his roots via the presence of Kenny Ortega, who directed the trio of High School Musical films that Zac starred in

Despite the focus on Zac’s later critically acclaimed work, he also looked back at his roots via the presence of Kenny Ortega, who directed the trio of High School Musical films that Zac starred in

During the speeches portion of the ceremony, Zac looked overwhelmed by the praise

During the speeches portion of the ceremony, Zac looked overwhelmed by the praise

During Miles' speech, the Whiplash star called Zac 'the first true superstar to come out of' his generation of actors

During Miles’ speech, the Whiplash star called Zac ‘the first true superstar to come out of’ his generation of actors

The actors worked together on the 2014 comedy That Awkward Moment

The actors worked together on the 2014 comedy That Awkward Moment

Miles looked back on how the two screen stars were first acquainted while filming the raunchy movie

Miles looked back on how the two screen stars were first acquainted while filming the raunchy movie

Zac was also praised by the filmmaker Sean Durkin, who directs The Iron Claw, which has so far received stellar reviews

Zac was also praised by the filmmaker Sean Durkin, who directs The Iron Claw, which has so far received stellar reviews

Zac was clearly overcome by emotion after hearing his friends serenade him

Zac was clearly overcome by emotion after hearing his friends serenade him

He was seen giving warm hugs to both Miles and Jeremy after their speeches

He was seen giving warm hugs to both Miles and Jeremy after their speeches

When it was his turn to speak, Zac recalled how his 17 Again costar Matthew Perry was ‘so kind and generous’ to him when they worked together. 

‘Collaborating with him and [director Burr Steers] — it was so much fun and really did propel me and motivate me in so many ways,’ he shared.

‘It really pushed me into the next chapter of my career, and for that, thank you so much, Matthew. Thinking about you a lot today.’

Perry’s friend Athenna Crosby previously told Entertainment Tonight Canada that the Friends star had wanted Zac to play him in a biopic following their pleasurable collaboration on 17 Again, which left him impressed by the younger actor’s talents.

‘He said that he wanted to make a movie about his life,’ Crosby said. ‘And he had worked with Zac Efron in the past on a movie. He said that he wanted Zac Efron to play him as a younger version and that he was gonna ask him soon to do that.’

‘He was just looking forward to sharing more about his story and his recovery from addiction, and really championing that cause to help more people,’ she said. ‘So he was so optimistic and happy about everything that he wanted to do.’

Perry died on October 28 after apparently drowning in his hot tub, though determination of his cause of death is being withheld until a full toxicological report is completed.

When it was his turn to speak, Zac recalled how his 17 Again costar Matthew Perry was 'so kind and generous' to him when they worked together; seen behind the scenes in 2009

When it was his turn to speak, Zac recalled how his 17 Again costar Matthew Perry was ‘so kind and generous’ to him when they worked together; seen behind the scenes in 2009

'Collaborating with [Matthew Perry] and [director Burr Steers] — it was so much fun and really did propel me and motivate me in so many ways,' he shared, adding that it 'pushed me into the next chapter of my career'

‘Collaborating with [Matthew Perry] and [director Burr Steers] — it was so much fun and really did propel me and motivate me in so many ways,’ he shared, adding that it ‘pushed me into the next chapter of my career’

He also got a sweet moment to pose with his mother Starla Baskett by his new star, which is located at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard

He also got a sweet moment to pose with his mother Starla Baskett by his new star, which is located at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard

According to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Efron was presented with its 2,767th star, though their are fewer figures honored than that, as several icons have multiple stars honoring their careers in different sectors of the entertainment industry

According to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Efron was presented with its 2,767th star, though their are fewer figures honored than that, as several icons have multiple stars honoring their careers in different sectors of the entertainment industry

Efron later told People at the Iron Claw premiere that he was ‘honored’ to hear that Perry had been considering him to portray him in his early years.

‘He was a mentor to me, and we made a really cool film together,’ he continued. ‘I looked up to him, I learned comedic timing from that guy. I mean, when we were filming 17 Again, it was so surreal for me to look across and have him be there, because I’ve learned so much from him, from his whole life.’

During Miles’ speech, the Whiplash star called Zac ‘the first true superstar to come out of’ his generation of actors.

He also looked back on how the two screen stars were first acquainted while filming That Awkward Moment.

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