21 Facts About Edward Furlong


Edward Walter Furlong was born on August 2,1977 and is an American actor.


Edward Furlong won a Young Artist Award for his performance alongside Kathy Bates in A Home of Our Own and appeared in Before and After with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson.


Edward Furlong had significant roles in the comedy Detroit Rock City and the crime drama Animal Factory.


Edward Furlong was born August 2,1977 in Glendale, California, the son of Eleanor Torres, a youth-center worker, and Heinrich Bruno Wittig.


In 1991, Edward Furlong began his film career as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a role that earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Role and a Saturn Award for best young actor.


Edward Furlong was discovered for the part by casting director Mali Finn while visiting the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club in September 1990.


Edward Furlong followed this role with a string of moderately successful high-profile films and independent films, sharing the screen with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson in Before and After ; Tim Roth, Maximilian Schell and Vanessa Redgrave in Little Odessa ; Jeff Bridges in American Heart ; and Anthony Edwards and Clancy Brown in Pet Sematary Two.


Edward Furlong played the lead role of Michael Brower, a horror and videogame-obsessed teen in the sci-fi horror film Brainscan.


Edward Furlong played a young convict in Steve Buscemi's film Animal Factory.


Edward Furlong was expected to play John Connor again in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ; however, Nick Stahl was cast just before filming began.


Edward Furlong later elaborated to have had a deal to reprise his role and was removed after the producers discovered his drug addiction.


Edward Furlong played the lead in The Crow series' fourth film The Crow: Wicked Prayer, alongside David Boreanaz and Tara Reid, which was planned for a theatrical release but upon release was widely panned by critics and audiences and was released to DVD after one week in limited theaters.


Edward Furlong appeared in Night of the Demons, the 2009 remake of the 1988 horror classic, which was shot in New Orleans and released straight to DVD.


Edward Furlong appeared in two scenes of Seth Rogen's film The Green Hornet.


Edward Furlong was featured as Fixer in the crowdfunded pilot Star Trek: Renegades.


In 2019, James Cameron confirmed that Edward Furlong would be returning to reprise his role of John Connor.


In October 1992, Edward Furlong released an album in Japan called Hold on Tight, with a cover of "People Are Strange" by the Doors.


In 2023 Edward Furlong was slated to star in the movie Forest Hills alongside Shelley Duval and Dee Wallace as well as Charlie's House, his first post- pandemic starring role.


In 2012, Bella alleged in court documents that their six-year-old son tested positive for cocaine, which led a judge to rule Edward Furlong's visits had to be supervised.


Edward Furlong has battled alcoholism and drug addiction throughout his career.


Edward Furlong was arrested again in May 2013 for assaulting his girlfriend and avoided a further prison sentence after agreeing to five years' probation, going to rehab for drug addiction for 90 days, and to undergo one year of domestic violence counselling.