Auditioned for a role on "The Young and the Restless" (1973).
Came in 5th at the 52nd MSHSAA Speech & Debate Championships in 2003.
Was offered a role on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005), but when the script called for him to kiss co-star Ashley Tisdale, the role went to another actor, Zac Efron, due to the brother- sister dynamic established in High School Musical (2006) (TV). Zac is also in High School Musical and plays Ashley's crush.
At one point in early 2006, Lucas had three songs on the top ten iTunes downloads. At that time, six of the top ten were from the soundtrack to High School Musical.
Memorized the entire "Get'Cha Head in the Game" dance, even though his character in High School Musical (2006) (TV) wasn't involved in the sequence.
Worked at Blockbuster Video in Sherman Oaks, CA when he landed the role of "Ryan Evans" in High School Musical (2006) (TV).