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Edward Furlong

Edward FurlongAKA Edward Walter Furlong

Born: 2-Aug-1977
Birthplace: Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Terminator 2 and Pecker

It is the classic Hollywood story: Edward Furlong was a 12-year-old boy hanging out at the Pasadena Boys & Girls Club, when he was "discovered" by a casting director, who asked him to audition. The role was the young "John Conner" in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It was Furlong's first professional role, and his first time acting at all.

Furlong has never met his father, and does not know who he was. He briefly had a stepfather, who left when Furlong was very young. An aunt and uncle felt Furlong was too much responsibility for his mother to handle, sued for custody, and fostered Furlong for about three years, including the time when he was making Terminator 2. After the film was released Furlong sued for his own emancipation, and he's been on his own since he was 14. He never completed high school. At 15, Furlong took up with Jacqueline Domac, then 29, his on-set tutor. She later became his manager, and then his fiancée. In May 1999, she sued Furlong, claiming he'd beaten her and withheld earned commissions. As of 2003, Ms. Domac was teaching sex education at Venice High School in Los Angeles.

After T2, Furlong performed in a string of little-seen indie movies, then landed in John Waters' Pecker, American History X, the startling meditation on American bigotry, and Detroit Rock City, an innovative teen comedy. In 2001's Animal Factory, Furlong played the naïve newcomer at the state penitentiary, where only another prisoner's protection (the grizzled Willem Dafoe) keeps Furlong from being raped.

As an actor, Furlong's work has earned reviews ranging from generally positive to out-and-out raves. His personal life, however, seems to be a mess. He has been arrested for drunk driving at least twice, and gone through rehab at least twice. Reports of his personal life often include lines like "woke up in a pool of his own vomit". Furlong denies having a cocaine or heroin problem. Furlong was dropped from 2003's Terminator 3 when it became clear to the movie's producers that they'd have to cross their fingers every morning, hoping he'd be sober or show up at all. He was similarly dumped from Firecracker and Max and Grace.

He also has had some success as a singer, with a hit single and album called Hold on Tight, sold only in Japan.

Father: (unknown to Edward)
Mother: Elenor Torres (youth counselor)
Father: Moises Torres (stepfather, abandoned family, 1989)
Girlfriend: Soleil Moon Frye (actress, dated early 1990s)
Girlfriend: Jacqueline Domac (manager, dated 1993-1998)
Girlfriend: Natasha Lyonne (actress, dated 1998-2000)
Girlfriend: Paris Hilton (accidental pornstar, dated 2000)
Girlfriend: Jolene Blalock (actress, ex-, dated 2001)
Wife: Rachael Bella Kneeland (m. 19-Apr-2006, sep., one son)
Son: Ethan Page (b. 21-Sep-2006)

    High School: Venice High School, Los Angeles, CA (dropped out)

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    Driving While Intoxicated
    Drunk in Public arrested at the Meijer grocery store in Florence, KY (15-Sep-2004)
    Stalking violating court order to avoid estranged wife, Los Angeles (11-Jan-2011)
    Failure to Pay Child Support $15,948 in arrears, according to 2011 court documents
    Domestic Violence 30-Oct-2012 (arrested, Los Angeles, CA)
    Battery 13-Jan-2013 (arrested, Los Angeles, CA)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Vegetarian, Smoking

    Assault on Wall Street (10-May-2013)
    Crave (22-Sep-2012)
    Arachnoquake (23-Jun-2012)
    Below Zero (22-Oct-2011)
    This Is Not a Movie (28-Jan-2011)
    The Green Hornet (12-Jan-2011) · Tupper
    Darfur (23-Nov-2009)
    Night of the Demons (30-Aug-2009) · Colin
    Stoic (2009) · Harry Katish
    Dark Reel (16-Aug-2008)
    Living & Dying (13-Feb-2007)
    The Covenant: Brotherhood of Evil (May-2006)
    The Visitation (15-Feb-2006)
    Jimmy and Judy (5-Feb-2006)
    Warriors of Terra (2006) · Chris
    Cruel World (1-Sep-2005)
    The Crow 4: Wicked Prayer (13-May-2005) · Jimmy Cuervo
    High Hopes (2-Apr-2005) · Tye
    Dead and Dying (1-Jan-2005) · Malik
    3 Blind Mice (21-Jun-2003) · Thomas Cross
    Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (30-Nov-2001) · Himself
    The Knights Who Made the Enterprise (6-Apr-2001)
    Animal Factory (24-Jan-2000)
    Detroit Rock City (9-Aug-1999)
    American History X (30-Oct-1998) · Danny
    Pecker (11-Sep-1998)
    Before and After (23-Feb-1996) · Jacob Ryan
    The Grass Harp (10-Sep-1995)
    Little Odessa (12-Sep-1994)
    Brainscan (22-Apr-1994)
    Aerosmith: Big Ones You Can Look At (1994)
    A Home of Our Own (5-Nov-1993)
    American Heart (17-Sep-1992) · Nick
    Pet Sematary II (28-Aug-1992)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1-Jul-1991) · John Connor

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