Edward Furlong Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Edward Furlong is an American actor born on August 2, 1977. When he was just 13 years old he became famous for his role as John Connor in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day directed by James Cameron. He won awards like the Saturn and MTV Movie Awards for this role. After that, he starred in a short film called T2-3D: Battle Across Time.

In 1992, Furlong was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his role alongside Jeff Bridges in American Heart. He also got nominated for a Saturn Award for his work in Pet Sematary Two. He won a Young Artist Award for his role in A Home of Our Own in 1993 where he acted alongside Kathy Bates. Furlong was praised for his roles in Pecker and American History X in 1998. He also had important roles in movies like Detroit Rock City in 1999 and Animal Factory in 2000.

Full NameEdward Furlong
Date of BirthAugust 2, 1977
Place of BirthGlendale, California
Height5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)
SpouseRachael Bella (m. 2006; div. 2014)
ChildrenEthan Page Furlong (b. 2006)
Net Worth$100 Thousand

Edward Furlong’s Early Life

Edward Furlong Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Edward Furlong was born in Glendale, California on August 2, 1977. His mom, Eleanor Torres, worked at a youth center, and his dad was Heinrich Bruno Wittig. Edward’s mom is Mexican, and he says he’s also part Russian.

Sadly, Edward’s dad passed away when he was around three years old. His mom’s sister, Nancy Tafoya, and their half-brother, Sean Furlong, took care of him for a while, especially from 1990 to 1991 when he started acting. They even managed his career at first.


From John Connor to Indie Gems

In 1991, Edward Furlong started acting in movies as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He got noticed for this role and won awards for it. A casting director found him while he was visiting a Boys and Girls Club.

After that, he acted in several other movies. Some were big ones with famous actors like Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson. Others were smaller independent films. For example, he acted with Jeff Bridges in American Heart and with Anthony Edwards and Clancy Brown in Pet Sematary Two.

In 1993, he was in a music video for Aerosmith’s song “Livin’ on the Edge”. He also played the main character in a sci-fi horror movie called Brainscan. Then in 1995, he starred in a movie based on Truman Capote’s book The Grass Harp. He even played John Connor again in a theme park ride called T2-3D: Battle Across Time.

In 1998, he acted in American History X with Edward Norton. He also tried comedy for the first time in a movie called Pecker directed by John Waters. He said it was nice to try something different from his usual dark roles.

During the filming of Detroit Rock City in 1998 he met Natasha Lyonne and they started dating. In 2000 he played a young convict in a movie called Animal Factory directed by Steve Buscemi.

Post-2000 Career

Edward Furlong Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Edward Furlong’s career took a nosedive after 2000. Most of his movies after that went straight to DVD instead of being shown in theaters. In 2001 he acted in a movie called The Knights of the Quest which not many people saw. He was supposed to play John Connor again in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) but they replaced him with Nick Stahl because they found out he had problems with drugs.

In 2004, he was in a music video for Metallica’s song “The Unnamed Feeling” and played a character named Jimmy in a small independent movie called Jimmy & Judy. That’s where he met Rachael Bella and they got married later on. He also starred in The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) which was meant to be shown in theaters but ended up being a disaster. It got bad reviews and was only in theaters for a week before going straight to DVD.

He was also in a remake of a horror movie called Night of the Demons in 2009 which was filmed in New Orleans and went straight to DVD. He did some TV work too appearing in a few episodes of CSI: NY in 2006 and again in 2010.

Rising Again with Roles in ‘Terminator’ and New Projects

Edward Furlong known for his roles in movies like ‘The Green Hornet’ and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is making a comeback. He appeared in a couple of scenes in ‘The Green Hornet’ and then starred in a movie called ‘This Is Not a Movie’. He was also part of a pilot called ‘Star Trek: Renegades’.

In 2019, it was announced he would return to his famous role as John Connor in the ‘Terminator’ series. Although his face was CGI’d in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ he only filmed for a day.

In 2023, he was set to star in two upcoming movies ‘Forest Hills’ and ‘Charlie’s House’.

Back in 1992, Edward Furlong released an album in Japan titled ‘Hold on Tight’ which included a cover of ‘People Are Strange’ by The Doors.

What Is Edward Furlong’s Net Worth?

Edward Furlong’s Net Worth is estimated to be $100 Thousand as of 2024, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Edward Furlong Personal life

Controversial Relationships and Legal Battles

Edward Furlong Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

When Edward Furlong was 16, he started dating his stand-in and tutor, Jacqueline Domac, who was 26. They moved in together. In 1994, California changed its law to allow the prosecution of adult women who have sex with minors. Edward’s uncle Sean Furlong tried to get Jacqueline prosecuted for rape, but he didn’t succeed.

In May 1999, Jacqueline sued Edward for domestic violence and wanted 15 percent of what he earned in the previous three years, including his pay for acting in movies like “Pecker” and “American History X.” She claimed she deserved this because she worked for him as his manager.

Edward Furlong married Rachael Bella on April 19, 2006. Their son was born in September of the same year. But on July 8, 2009, Rachael filed for divorce, saying they couldn’t fix their problems. Later in 2009, she wanted to cancel the restraining order she had filed so Edward could visit their child.

In 2012, Rachael said in court that their six-year-old son tested positive for cocaine. Because of this, a judge decided that Edward could only see his son when someone else was around.

Struggles with Addiction and Legal Issues

Edward Furlong has struggled with addiction for a long time. He went to rehab first in October 2000. Then, in 2006, he admitted to using hard drugs like heroin and cocaine on and off from the ages of 22 to 26. He said it was scary and he doesn’t even think about partying anymore because it feels lonely and he has nightmares about using hard drugs again.

In September 2009, Bella got a restraining order against Furlong because he allegedly hit her during a fight while he was on drugs. In 2010, he got probation for breaking the rules of the restraining order.

In October 2012, Furlong got arrested for hurting his girlfriend, Monica Keena. Then, in November 2012, he got arrested again for hurting her. In January 2013, he got arrested once more for hitting Keena and for another incident from December. In March 2013, he got 180 days in jail for breaking his probation and for getting too close to Keena, violating the restraining order. In May 2013, he got arrested again for hurting his girlfriend but avoided more jail time by agreeing to probation, rehab for his drug problem, and counseling for domestic violence. He had already spent 61 days in jail.

From Arrest to Recovery on American Glutton Podcast

Edward Furlong From Arrest to Recovery on American Glutton Podcast

After getting arrested in 2013, Furlong decided to turn his life around.

In February 2021, he met up with his old friend and co-star from American History X, Ethan Suplee, on Suplee’s podcast American Glutton. They talked about Furlong’s journey to recovery from drug addiction and overeating. At the time of the podcast, he had been sober from alcohol and drugs for three years. He talked about how scared he was to give up those habits because he felt like they defined him.