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Also Known As: Edward Walter Furlong, Eddie Furlong Died:
Born: August 2, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Glendale, California, USA Profession: actor, singer, musician

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Aftermath (2014)
2.
 Awakened, The (2014)
3.
 Karma (2013)
4.
 Crave (2013)
6.
 Arachnoquake (2012)
7.
 Snitch (2011)
8.
9.
 Darfur (2010)
10.
 Dark Reel (2009)
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Milestones close milestones

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Discovered by the "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" casting director while attending the Boys Club of Pasadena during summer vacation
1991:
Made his film debut as John Connor in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
1992:
TV debut in the NBC pilot, "Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car"
1992:
Starred in the horror sequel "Pet Sematary Two"
1993:
Appeared in Aerosmith's music video "Living on the Edge"
1993:
Acted opposite Jeff Bridges in "American Heart"
1993:
Played Kathy Bates' oldest son in "A Home of Our Own"
1994:
Starred in the virtual reality thriller "Brainscan"
1995:
Received critical success for his work alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Tim Roth in "Little Odessa"
1995:
Starred in the film adaptation of Truman Capote's "The Grass Harp"
1996:
Appeared as a model in Calvin Klein print advertisements
1996:
Played an accused murderer in the drama "Before and After"
1998:
Starred as a young photographer in the John Waters comedy "Pecker"
1998:
Featured as Edward Norton's young brother in "American History X"
1999:
Starred as a dedicated KISS fan in the comedy "Detroit Rock City"
2001:
Acted opposite Willem Dafoe in "Animal Factory," directed by Steve Buscemi
2005:
Co-starred with David Boreanaz and Tara Reid in "The Crow: Wicked Prayer"
2006:
Co-starred in the independent feature "Jimmy & Judy"
2006:
Landed guest recurring role on "CSI: NY" (CBS) as character Shane Cacey
2008:
Starred in the thriller "Dark Reel"
2011:
Appeared in feature film remake of "The Green Hornet," starring Seth Rogen
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Education

Elliot Junior High School: Glendale , California -
South Pasadena Junior High School: Pasadena , California -

Notes

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

"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." --Edward Furlong quoted in Movieline, March 1996.

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

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Jacqueline Louise Domac. Tutor. Born c. 1964 worked as Furlong's stand-in for "Terminator 2"; became private tutor in September 1992; lived with Furlong from 1993 to October 1998; alleged in lawsuit that Furlong was abusive to her.
companion:
Natasha Lyonne. Actor. Appeared together in "Detroit Rock City" (1999); became involved during filming; broke up in summer 2000.
companion:
Paris Hilton. Model. Dating from late summer 2000.

Family close complete family listing

step-father:
Moises Torres. Separated from Furlong's mother in 1989.
mother:
Eleanor Torres. Born c. 1959; youth center worker in Pasadena, California.
aunt:
Nancy Tafoya. Born c. 1960; sister of Eleanor Torres; Edward Furlong moved in with her and Sean Furlong in summer of 1990; won guardianship in September 1991; lost it on August 24, 1993.
uncle:
Sean Furlong. Born c. 1969; half-brother of Eleanor Torres; Edward Furlong moved in with him and Nancy Tafoya in summer of 1990; won guardianship in September 1991; lost it on August 24, 1993.
half-brother:
Bobby Torres. Younger.
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