Edward Furlong was born in Glendale, California in 1977. Furlong had no acting ambitions until he was approached by a casting agent , 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). His ability was instantly recognized, and he wassuggested for the part, 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 worked in film with some of the top people in the business, in both studio and independent films. His work has included starring opposite Jeff Bridgesin 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 gripping drama American History X (1998) and in the hit comedy Pecker (1998). He was in the KISS movie Detroit Rock City in (1999). Furlong has been opposite Willem Dafoe in the prison drama Animal Factory (2000), directed by Steve Buscemi. He starred in Pupi Avati's 11th-century tale, The Knights of the Quest (2001) ("The Knights of the Quest"). Furlong played the lead in The Crow : Wicked Prayer (2003). He was also in the Seth Rogen film The Green Hornet (2011) and played " fixer" in Star Trek Renegades. In Terminator Dark Fate (2019) his facial likeness form T2 will be used in flashback scenes.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
American History X
Detroit Rock City