A post shared by Bart Johnson (@bart_johnson) on

It's a bird! It's a plane! Nope, it's Coach Bolton from High School Musical

Actor Bart Johnson, who starred as Troy Bolton's (Zac Efron) dad and coach of East High School basketball team, received the surprise of a lifetime when diehard fans of the Disney movie series spotted him on a run. In the video first shared to Twitter and later re-posted by Johnson on Instagram, a girl can be heard screaming, "Wait, please! It's Troy Bolton's dad!" 

Clad in a pair of running shorts and tennis shoes, Coach Bolton himself darted across the street and delivered this classic HSM line: "What's up Wildcats? Keep your head in the game!"

Bart then flashed a peace sign and continued on his run like any health-conscious celeb would do. 

Zac Efron, Bart Johnson


The High School Musical alum even got in on the fun, captioning the video, "I always pay respect to my Wildcat gangsters in the mean streets of LA or anywhere. #respect #hsm #liveanddieformywildcats #coachboltonlovesyou" 

LOL! Talk about a celeb sighting to remember. 

In the few hours since the now-viral video has made its way online, hundreds of thousands of fellow Wildcats have watched and shared it. 

Nowadays, Bart is busy starring on the Lifetime series The Client List and is married to Robyn Lively, who just so happens to be Blake Lively's older sister. They have three kids together. 

Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat—Right?!

  • Share
  • Tweet

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.