Edward Furlong


02 Aug 1977


Glendale, California, USA


Edward Walter Furlong


Edward Walter Furlong was born in Glendale, California. His mother, Eleanor (Tafoya), is from a Mexican family, and worked at a youth center. Furlong had no acting ambitions until he was approached by casting agent Mali Finn, who was looking for a young actor to play the role of John Connor in what turned out to be one of the the biggest box-office hits of the 1990s, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Finn instantly recognized his ability, and suggested him for the part, feeling that he could hold his own playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

For his career-starting role, Furlong earned an MTV movie award for best breakthrough role, and a Saturn Sci-Fi award for best young actor. From there, he took an unconventional route through Hollywood, which led to his working with some of the top people in the business, in both studio and independent films. His work has included starring opposite Jeff Bridges in American Heart (1992) for which he was nominated for an IFP Spirit award for best supporting actor. He has also starred in A Home of Our Own (1993) with Kathy Bates, Little Odessa (1994) with Tim Roth, The Grass Harp (1995) with Walter Matthau and Barbet Schroeder's Before and After (1996).

He also starred opposite Edward Norton in Tony Kaye's controversial and gripping drama American History X (1998) and in the hit comedy Pecker (1998). More recently, Furlong has been opposite Willem Dafoe in the prison drama Animal Factory (2000), directed by Steve Buscemi. He recently starred in Pupi Avati's 11th-century tale, I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa (2001) ("The Knights of the Quest").

Actor ( 68 credits )

Awaken (2015) Berto
Star Trek: Renegades (2015)  Fixer (1 episode, 2015)
A Winter Rose (2014) Willy
The Last Light (2014) Noah
Stitch (2014) Marsden
FanGirl Academy: 101 (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Zombie King (2013) Samuel Peters - The Zombie King
Awakened (2013) Thomas Burton
Assault on Wall Street (2013) Sean
Matt's Chance (2013) Matt
The Making of 'Bailout: The Age of Greed' (2013) Himself
Aftermath (2012) Brad
Crave (2012) Ravi
For the Love of Money (2012) Tommy
Perception (2012)  Pete (1 episode, 2012)
From the Mouths of Babes (2012)  Himself (2013)
The Mortician (2011) Petrovski
Tequila (2011) Smith
Below Zero (2011) Jack / Frank
Absolute Killers (2011) Johnny
This Is Not a Movie (2011) Pete Nelson
The Green Hornet (2011) Tupper
License to Reproduce (2011) Special Agent Glen Michaels
Kingshighway (2010) Dino Scarfino
The Somnambulist (2010) Frank
The Glades (2010)  Way N.E. Bey aka Wayne Balldinger (1 episode, 2012)
Night of the Demons (2009) Colin
Stoic (2009) Harry Katish
Attack on Darfur (2009) Adrian Archer
Dark Reel (2008) Adam Waltz
Living & Dying (2007) Sam
Warriors of Terra (2006) Chris
Canes (2006) David Goodman
High Hopes (2006) Tye
The Visitation (2006) Brandon Nichols
Jimmy and Judy (2006) Jimmy
Cruel World (2005) Philip Markham
The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) Jimmy Cuervo / The Crow
Intermedio (2005) Malik
Venice Underground (2005) Gary
CSI: NY (2004)  Shane Casey (5 episodes, 2006-2010)
3 Blind Mice (2003) Thomas Cross
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
V Graham Norton (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa (2001) Simon di Clarendon
The Andy Dick Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001) Himself
Animal Factory (2000) Ron Decker
Poorman's Bikini Beach (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Detroit Rock City (1999) Hawk
American History X (1998) Danny Vinyard
Pecker (1998) Pecker
T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996) John Connor
Before and After (1996) Jacob Ryan
The Grass Harp (1995) Collin Fenwick
Brainscan (1994) Michael
Little Odessa (1994) Reuben Shapira
A Home of Our Own (1993) Shayne Lacey
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
American Heart (1992) Nick Kelson
Pet Sematary II (1992) Jeff Matthews
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) John Connor
Saturday Night Live (1975)  John Connor (uncredited) (1 episode, 1991)
Buds (0) Gerke
Karma (0) Actor
The Reunion (0) Skip
The Endless Whispers (0) Matthew Jackman (rumored)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Matt's Chance (2013) co-producer
Living & Dying (2007) associate producer