Edward Furlong

Actor, Singer, Musician
A decade after his star-making role in James Cameron's action blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), former teen actor Edward Furlong's rap sheet and reported drug use served as a cautionary tale of the ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1977 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Aftermath 2014 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Awakened 2014 (Movie)

Thomas Burton (Actor)

Below Zero 2014 (Movie)

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Dark Reel 2014 (Movie)

Adam Waltz (Actor)

Kingshighway 2014 (Movie)

Dino Scarfino (Actor)

Snitch 2014 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time 2014 (Movie)

John Connor (Actor)

Venice Underground 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Assault on Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Crave 2013 (Movie)

Ravi (Actor)

For the Love of Money 2012 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Perception 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Glades 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green Hornet 2011 (Movie)

Tupper (Actor)

CSI: New York 2006, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Darfur 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mortician 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Night of The Demons 2008 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

Stoic 2008 (Movie)

Harry Katish (Actor)

Living & Dying 2007 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Cruel World 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Visitation 2006 (Movie)

Brandon Nichols (Actor)

High Hopes 2005 (Movie)

Tye (Actor)

Jimmy & Judy 2005 (Movie)

Jimmy Wright (Actor)

The Crow: Wicked Prayer 2005 (Movie)

Jimmy Cuervo (Actor)

Jeff Bridges: Building Bridges 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Blind Mice 2002 (Movie)

Thomas Cross (Actor)

The Knights of the Quest 2001 (Movie)

Simon de Clarendon (Actor)

The Untitled Jay Lacopo Project 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Detroit Rock City 1999 (Movie)

Hawk (Actor)

American History X 1998 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Pecker 1998 (Movie)

Pecker (Actor)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

Jacob Ryan (Actor)

The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

Collin Fenwick (Actor)

Little Odessa 1995 (Movie)

Reuben Shapira (Actor)

Brainscan 1994 (Movie)

Michael Brower (Actor)

A Home of Our Own 1993 (Movie)

Shayne Lacey (Actor)

American Heart 1993 (Movie)

Nick Keely (Actor)

Pet Sematary Two 1992 (Movie)

Geoff Matthews (Actor)

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 (Movie)

John Connor (Actor)

Animal Factory (TV Show)

Actor

Arachnoquake (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A decade after his star-making role in James Cameron's action blockbuster "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), former teen actor Edward Furlong's rap sheet and reported drug use served as a cautionary tale of the downside of young success in Hollywood. Teen magazines turned Furlong into an idol following the success of "T2," but the novice actor went on to earn the genuine respect of critics for a number of performances as hardened yet fragile teens in "American Heart" (1993) as well as "American History X" (1998), a graphic and controversial drama about young neo-Nazi brothers. Furlong was afforded a few opportunities to showcase a surprisingly funny and lighthearted, awkward charm in John Waters' "Pecker" (1998) and the rock 'n' roll cult hit, "Detroit Rock City" (1999), but by the time the actor reached 20 years old, it was clear that his life off-camera bore an unfortunate similarity to the conflicted, searching characters he embodied so well. From the box office top shelf, Furlong would slide into the junior leagues with a parade of straight-to-video horror films that elicited as much sympathy as Furlong's troubled teen roles, but for different reasons.

Relationships

Rachael Bella Actor

Wife
Met when they co-starred in "Jimmy & Judy" (2005) Married April 19, 2006 Bella filed for divorce in July 2009 She was granted a temporary restraining order against Furlong in September 2009, after complaining his drug use was out of control and he had become violent towards her

Jolene Blalock Actor

Companion
Dated for several months No longer together

Jacqueline Domac

Companion
Met while filming "Terminator 2" (1991) Became involved when she tutored him in "A Home of Our Own" (1993) Lived together from 1993-98 Split in 1999 with Domac suing Furlong for part of his earnings

Ethan Furlong

Son
Born Sept. 21, 2006; mother, Rachael Bella

Sean Furlong

Uncle
Half-brother of Eleanor Torres; Furlong moved in with him and Nancy Tafoya in summer of 1990 Won guardianship in September 1991 Lost it to his mother in August 1993

Paris Hilton Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 2000 No longer together

Natasha Lyonne Actor

Companion
Became involved during filming "Detroit Rock City" (1999) Broke up in summer 2000

Nancy Tafoya

Aunt
Sister of Eleanor Torres; Furlong moved in with her and Sean Furlong in summer of 1990 Won guardianship in September 1991; lost it to his mother in August 1993

Eleanor Tafoya Torres

Mother

Moises Torres

Step-Father
Separated from Furlong's mother in 1989

Bobby Torres

Half-Brother
Younger; son of Eleanor and Moises Torres

EDUCATION

Elliot Junior High School

Glendale , California

South Pasadena Junior High School

Pasadena , California

Milestones

2011

Appeared in feature film remake of "The Green Hornet," starring Seth Rogen

2008

Starred in the thriller "Dark Reel"

2006

Landed guest recurring role on "CSI: NY" (CBS) as character Shane Cacey

2006

Co-starred in the independent feature "Jimmy & Judy"

2005

Co-starred with David Boreanaz and Tara Reid in "The Crow: Wicked Prayer"

2001

Acted opposite Willem Dafoe in "Animal Factory," directed by Steve Buscemi

1999

Starred as a dedicated KISS fan in the comedy "Detroit Rock City"

1998

Featured as Edward Norton's young brother in "American History X"

1998

Starred as a young photographer in the John Waters comedy "Pecker"

1996

Played an accused murderer in the drama "Before and After"

1996

Appeared as a model in Calvin Klein print advertisements

1995

Starred in the film adaptation of Truman Capote's "The Grass Harp"

1995

Received critical success for his work alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Tim Roth in "Little Odessa"

1994

Starred in the virtual reality thriller "Brainscan"

1993

Acted opposite Jeff Bridges in "American Heart"

1993

Appeared in Aerosmith's music video "Living on the Edge"

1993

Played Kathy Bates' oldest son in "A Home of Our Own"

1992

Starred in the horror sequel "Pet Sematary Two"

1992

TV debut in the NBC pilot, "Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car"

1991

Made his film debut as John Connor in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

Discovered by the "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" casting director while attending the Boys Club of Pasadena during summer vacation

Bonus Trivia

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"When [newspapers and magazines] talk about me, it has nothing to do with my career, so I'm like, whatever. Fans are what matters. Fans I like. Those are the people that go to the movies, pay for the tickets and get me the parts." – Furlong quoted in Movieline magazine, March 1996

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Following his teen idol-making role in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), Furlong released an album in Japan he later described as "the exact opposite of rock" and "a bad mistake." The actor said he had no further musical aspirations, although he did later study piano.

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He reportedly entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the fall of 2000.

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In September 2009 Furlong's wife Rachael Bella alleged that he was put "in lockdown after threatening suicide."

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On Aug. 13, 2010, Furlong's wife obtained a temporary restraining order against the actor after he allegedly left her threatening voicemails. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge instructed Furlong to stay at least 100 yards away from Bella and their 3-year-old son Ethan.

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On Jan. 11, 2011, Furlong was arrested for violating a restraining order keeping him away from his estranged wife.

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Furlong was arrested on Oct. 30, 2012 at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly grabbing his girlfriend's arm. The actor was taken into custody and charged with felony domestic violence. He was again charged with a domestic violence attack on her that occurred on Nov. 21, 2012. Furlong was arrested a third time in January 2013 on suspicion of attacking his girlfriend. In March 2013, he was sentenced to six months in jail for violating probation.

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