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Edward Furlong

Who is Edward Furlong?

Edward Furlong was born on August 2, 1977. He is an actor known for his role as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The actor was awarded a Saturn Award and an MTV Movie Awards for his fantastic performance in the film. In addition, Edward Furlong won a Young Artist Award for his work in A Home of Our Own opposite Kathy Bates. Apart from this, Edward Furlong has been a part of movies such as Before and After, Pecker, American History X, Animal Factory, and Detroit Rock Factory. 

Quick facts

Full nameEdward Walter Furlong
Known asEdward Furlong
BirthdayAugust 2, 1977
Age44 years old
Sun signLeo
Place of birthGlendale, California, U.S.

Early life, upbringing, and family

Edward Furlong was born in Glendale, California. His full name is Edward Walter Furlong. The actor is the son of Eleanor Torres. Torres worked as a youth-center worker. She was a single mother and raised Edward all on her own. Even to this day, Edward Furlong does not know who his father is and thus, has no relationship with him. 

When Edward Furlong started his acting career, his custody was given to his aunt Nancy Tafoya and his uncle Sean Furlong. They had Edward’s custody for several years and they also served as Edward’s manager at the beginning of his career. 

Edward Furlong career

At the age of 14, Edward Furlong stepped into the world of entertainment with his breakout role as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He was awarded an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Role as well as a Saturn Award for Best Young Actor. 

After this, Edward shared screen space with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson in the 1996 film Before and After. He also appeared in other films such as American Heart, Pet Sematary Two, Little Odessa, Pecker, Detroit Rock City, Animal Factory, and American History X. 

Likewise, Edward was also a part of Aerosmith’s music video for “Livin’ on the Edge” and Metallica’s music video for “The Unnamed Feeling”.  In 2001, Furlong had a role in I Cavalieri che fecero l’impresa aka The Knights of the Quest. In 2004, Furlong was a part of the low-budget independent film Jimmy and Judy where he appeared alongside Rachael Bella. 

In 2005, Furlong landed the lead role in Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005). The following year, he made an appearance in the TV program CSI: NY as Shane Casey. In addition, he had a brief role in the 2011 film The Green Hornet.

Relationships and dating history

In 1992, Edward Furlong started dating his 28-year-old tutor, Jacqueline Domac. During this time, Furlong was only 15 years old. In 1999, Domac sued Furlong accusing him of domestic violence. 

On April 19, 2006, Furlong got married to his girlfriend, Rachael Bella. The couple welcomed their son in September 2006. After three years of marriage, Rachael Bella filed for divorce. 

During the court proceedings, the actress stated that their son had tested positive for cocaine. Owing to this, the judge ruled that Edward Furlong’s visits to his son had to be supervised. Presently, Edward Furlong is in a relationship with Monica Keena. 

Edward Furlong’s drug addiction

Since the start of his career, Furlong has battled alcoholism and drug addiction. In October 2000, the actor entered rehab to receive treatment for his cocaine and heroin addiction. However, he quickly relapsed and checked into rehab again in 2013. This was a turning point in Furlong’s life as he decided to finally overcome his drug addiction and become sober once and for all. 

Edward Furlong social media

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edwardfurlongofficial/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdFurlong

Edward Furlong filmography:

Films:

YearTitleRole
1991Terminator 2: Judgment DayJohn Connor
1992Pet Sematary TwoJeff Matthews
1992American HeartNick Kelson
1993A Home of Our OwnShayne Lacey
1994BrainscanMichael Brower
1994Little OdessaReuben Shapira
1995The Grass HarpCollin Fenwick
1996T2-3D: Battle Across TimeJohn Connor
1996Before and AfterJacob Ryan
1998PeckerPecker
1998American History XDanny Vinyard
1999Detroit Rock City‘Hawk’
2000Animal FactoryRon Decker
2001Porn Star: The Legend of Ron JeremyHimself
2001The Knights of the QuestSimon Di Clarendon
2003Three Blind MiceThomas Cross
2005IntermedioMalik
2005The Crow: Wicked PrayerJimmy Cuervo / The Crow
2005Cruel WorldPhilip Markham
2005Venice UndergroundGary
2006Jimmy and JudyJimmy Wright
2006The VisitationBrandon Nichols
2006High HopesTye
2006The Covenant: Brotherhood of EvilDavid Goodman
2006Warriors of TerraChris
2007Living & DyingSam
2008Dark ReelAdam Waltz
2009StoicHarry Katish
2009DarfurAdrian Archer
2009Night of the DemonsColin Levy
2010KingshighwayDino Scarfino
2011The Green HornetMr. Tupper
2011This Is Not a MoviePete Nelson
2011The MorticianPetrovsky
2011Below ZeroJack / Frank
2011Witness InsecurityJohnny
2011TequilaSmith
2012For The Love of MoneyTommy
2012ArachnoquakeCharlie
2012CraveCraveRavi
2012Paranormal AbductionFrank
2013Matt’s ChanceMatt
2013The Zombie KingSamuel Peters / The Zombie King
2013Assault on Wall StreetSean
2013AwakenedThomas Burton
2014StitchMarsden
2014The Last LightNoah
2014AftermathBrad
2015A Perfect VacationBerto
2016A Winter RoseWilly
2017The ReunionSkip
2019Terminator: Dark FateJohn Connor, Reference

Television:

YearTitleRole
1991Saturday Night LiveJohn Connor (Uncredited)
1992The Tonight Show with Jay LenoHimself (Guest)
1993Late Night with Conan O’BrienHimself (Guest)
2001The Andy Dick ShowHimself
2003V Graham NortonHimself (Guest)
2003On ne peut pas plaire à tout le mondeHimself
2005Poorman’s Bikini BeachHimself
2006CSI: NYShane Casey
2012PerceptionPete
2012The GladesWay N.E. Bey/Wayne Balldinger
2014FanGirl Academy: 101Himself
2015From the Mouths of BabesHimself
2015Star Trek: RenegadesFixer

Music videos:

YearTitleArtist
1993Livin’ on the EdgeAerosmith
2004The Unnamed FeelingMetallica
2007Still in Love with YouFive A.M.

Awards and nominations:

YearAwardCategoryFilmStatus
1992MTV Movie AwardBest Breakthrough PerformanceTerminator 2: Judgment DayWon
1992Saturn AwardBest Performance by a Younger ActorTerminator 2: Judgment DayWon
1993Saturn AwardBest Performance by a Younger ActorPet Sematary TwoNominated
1994Independent Spirit AwardBest Supporting MaleAmerican HeartNominated
1994Young Artist AwardBest Youth Actor Leading Role in a Motion Picture DramaA Home of Our OwnWon
1994Young Artist AwardOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture (shared with Miles Feulner, Clarissa Lassig, Amy Sakasitz, and Sarah Schaub)A Home of Our OwnNominated
1998ACCABest Actor in a Supporting RoleAmerican History XNominated
1999Young Artist AwardBest Supporting Young Actor Performance in a Feature FilmAmerican History XNominated
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