Edward Walter Furlong is an American actor and musician. A former child star, Furlong won Saturn- and MTV Movie Awards for his breakthrough performance as John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The following year he gave an Independent Spirit Award-nominated turn opposite Jeff Bridges in American Heart, and earned a second Saturn Award nomination for his work in the critically derided Pet Sematary Two. He won a Young Artist Award for his performance alongside Kathy Bates in A Home of Our Own, and shared a further ensemble nomination with the cast of the film.
Furlong received acclaim for his starring roles in the 1998 motion pictures Pecker and American History X, which co-starred Christina Ricci and Edward Norton, respectively. Other noteworthy titles from his early career include Little Odessa, The Grass Harp, and Before and After, also starring Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson. He reprised his role as John Connor in the international Universal Studios parks attraction T2 3-D: Battle Across Time. Aside from acting, Furlong released a 1991 album, Hold on Tight, which was a hit in Japan.
Furlong's last significant roles were in the comedy Detroit Rock City and the crime drama Animal Factory. His career subsequently declined due to multiple arrests and court cases, and enduring substance abuse and alcoholism. Aside from a supporting role in The Green Hornet, Furlong's latter work consists of critically panned, direct-to-video horror films including The Crow: Wicked Prayer, in which he plays the title character. Critic Rebecca Flint Marx in Allmovie recalled the youthful Furlong as a "young actor noted for his intense, older-than-his-years demeanor." His last movie was "Assault on Wall Street" with Eric Roberts and Dominic Purcell.