TOP Hot Young Actors: Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Shia LaBeouf, Mark Salling, Jesse Spencer, Chace Crawford, Cam Gigandet, Kellan Lutz and Xavier Samuel

1. Mark Salling

Mark Salling (born August 17, 1982) is an American actor and musician. He currently plays the character of Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the comedy television series Glee.

Salling sings, writes and plays the guitar in his project, under the stage name Jericho. His debut album, Smoke Signals, was released in 2008.

In a recent interview with Company, Salling talked about the kind of girl he’d like to date.

“My ideal girl has gotta know how to have fun and be able to laugh at herself,” Mark explained.”I like someone who is sweet-hearted and laidback. Oh, and if she can dance, that’s really hot! I can’t deal with women who are hard to handle.”

2. Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer is an Australian actor born February 12, 1979 in Melbourne. He is best known for his role as Dr. Robert Chase in the series Dr House.

In December 2006, he became engaged to actress Jennifer Morrison (who plays Allison Cameron in Dr House), engagement that was canceled in August 2007.

His favorite sports are rugby and tennis. He enjoys surfing, wakeboarding, rock climbing and snowboarding. Besides sport, he plays violin and guitar.

On writing lyrics, Spencer says: “I always find music guys writing about love. Think of something else for a change. I’m sorry, but it’s been done, and it does work and it’s good and all that, but I think something else would be nice. I tend not to write lyrics, cause I’m a bad lyricist. I sort of write the music, and I can orchestrate the whole thing, but the words, [singing] “I woke up this morning . . . ” Awful stuff.”

3. Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet is an American actor, born August 16, 1982, best known for his television role as Kevin Volchok in the series The O.C., and Ryan McCarthy in the film Never Back Down.

Following this success, Gigandet starred as James in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel, Twilight in 2008.

Gigandet enjoys basketball, golf, skiing and surfing, and he is a practitioner of Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed by the Israeli army.

He is the father of a little girl, Ray Everleigh Gigandet, born April 14, 2009.

4. Kellan Lutz

Kellan Lutz is an American actor born March 15, 1985.

He is particularly known for his role as Emmett Cullen in the Twilight saga. Lutz has starred on a number of television shows, including Model Citizens and The Comeback, and smaller roles in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, CSI: NY, Summerland, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Heroes.

Lutz is currently one of the models featured in the 2010 Calvin Klein X underwear campaign.

Lutz enjoys extreme skateboarding, weight training, track, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, racquetball, badminton, snow skiing, snowboarding, dance, and numerous other activities. He also prefers to perform his own stunts when making films.

5. Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford (born July 18, 1985) is an American actor. He is best known for the role of Nate Archibald in the TV series Gossip Girl.

This role has won him three Teen Choice Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Crawford started dating singer Carrie Underwood in October 2007 but the couple split in April 2008 via text message.

The young actor was charged on June 11, 2010 for possession of marijuana. While in Plano, Texas, police found a joint in his car. Crawford insisted he was innocent, but, if convicted, he could face up to 6 months in jail.

6. Zac Efron

Zachary David Alexander Efron, aka Zac Efron, is an actor, singer, dancer and American model, born October 18, 1987.

He rose to fame with the lead role in Disney’s TV movie High School Musical: First steps on stage, in which he plays the character Troy Bolton.

Since then, Efron has starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, and Charlie St. Cloud.

In 2007 People reported Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, his High School Musical co-star, began dating during the filming of the Disney movie. However, in December 2010 media reports said the two stars broke up after three years of dating.

Since then rumors have surfaced, talking about a possible reconciliation or linking Efron to Rumer Willis, the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.

7. Xavier Samuel

Xavier Samuel, born December 10, 1983, is an Australian actor. In 2010 he ranked fourth sexiest man in a top made by Glamour.

He began his acting career in the Australian series McLeod’s Daughters in 2003 where he played Jason.

In 2009, he starred in the third installment of Twilight: Eclipse alongside Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

He is currently in a relationship with model Shermine Shahrivar, who was Miss Europe in 2005.

8. Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is a British actor, model and musician, born May 13, 1986 in London.

Pattinson is best known for portraying two characters in film adaptations of fantasy literature: Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga.

In 2010, Pattinson was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World, and also in the same year Forbes ranked him as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world in the Celebrity 100.

In February 2010, after months of speculation, Robert Pattinson finally confirmed he is dating his Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart. ‘It is extremely difficult but we are together, yes,” he told The Sun. A month ago, the two stars were spotted spending some romantic time in Louisiana despite their busy schedule.

Pattinson admitted in an interview that he prefers going on a date rather than settle down.

9. Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf is an American actor, voice actor and comedian born June 11, 1986.

In 2005, LaBeouf rose to fame after starring in hit movies Disturbia and Transformers. The following year, he appeared in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as Indiana’s son and played the role of Jerry Shaw in Eagle Eye.

In 2009, LaBeouf reprises his role of Sam Witwicky in the second sequel of Transformers, Transformers 2, and starred alongside Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His upcoming movies include Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon and The Associate.

LaBeouf was in a long-term relationship with China Brezner, which began in 2004 and ended in 2007. He then dated Carey Mulligan from the summer of 2009 to October 2010.

10. Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner (born February 11, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor, model, and martial artist.

He is best known for starring as Jacob Black in the Twilight film series for which he has received several awards, including honors at the MTV Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and Scream Awards.

In 2010, he was ranked second on Glamour’s “The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010” list, and fourth on People’s “Most Amazing Bodies” list.

As of 2010, Lautner is considered the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood. He is said to receive no less than $ 15 million for two films in 2011.

As for love interests, Lautner has been linked to Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. The latter, whom he dated for a while in 2009, is rumored to have written her latest song “Back to December” about Taylor Lautner; however, nothing has been confirmed by either party.

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