|“||I love to bake! Strudels, scones, even apple pandowdy.||”|
Zachary "Zeke" James Baylor is a supporting character throughout the High School Musical series. He is a member of the East High Basketball Team who has a love for baking. He also has a big crush on Sharpay Evans. His crush remains obvious throughout the series.
Zeke's character, contrary to his 'cool' stereotype, is a great cook. He was a great basketball player as well. Collectively, the movie wouldn't be the same without him. In the first movie Zeke was hiding the fact that he loves to cook; however, once he realized that since his good friend Troy had the guts to sing in public and face his friends knowing they would not approve, then Zeke had the courage to stand in front of all his friends and told them that he loves to cook.
Zeke was hired as the assistant to the head chef at Lava Springs. He initially liked his job at Lava Springs because he would be able to be near Sharpay while also learning the art of Austrian pastry. He participated in the Lava Springs Talent Show with his friends (although they did not get a chance to participate without a fight). With Ryan on their side, Zeke's team manages to take part in the talent show and impress the audience. Later that night, he went to the golf course with Sharpay closely beside him and enjoyed the evening with all his friends.
Then, it was all about having fun for the rest of the summer.
Zeke, Troy and Chad, and the rest of the Wildcats pulled together their strengths and won the championship, which was going to be their last before graduation "(Now Or Never)". His crush on Sharpay remains obvious as ever. After that, Kelsi signed up everyone for one last spring musical, his name included. Though he was resistant to the idea at first, he made a change of mind. He was the one that took Sharpay to the prom.
After putting their hearts into practice, the musical became a huge success and Zeke was able to move on to the next stage of his life with a large smile on his face and a diploma.
- "Someday I hope to make the perfect Crème brûlée."