Edward Furlong

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Birth Name: Edward Walter Furlong

Place of Birth: Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 2, 1977

*Mexican (mother)
*unclear, possibly Russian (father)

Edward Furlong is an American actor and musician. He starred in the movies Terminator 2: Judgment Day and American History X.

Edward’s maternal grandparents are both of Mexican descent. The surname Furlong was that of Edward’s maternal step-grandfather.

The identity of Edward’s biological father does not appear to be publicly known. Edward has said that he is “half Mexican, part Russian, and just American”. There were few people of ethnic Russian background in the United States in the 1970s. More likely, Edward’s father had another type of Eastern European (Polish, Rusyn, Ashkenazi Jewish) background.

Edward has a son with his former wife, actress Rachael Bella.

Edward’s maternal grandfather was Florentino G. Tafoya (whose parents’ surnames were Tafoya and Chavez).

Edward’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Ann Trigueros (the daughter of Rosalio R. Trigueros and Eleanor Hernandez). Rosalio was the son of Guadalupe Trigueros and Marcelina Rodriguez. Eleanor was the daughter of Bernardo Hernandez and Albina Maldonado.

Source: Genealogy of Edward Furlong – http://www.geni.com

image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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madman May 14, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Edward has said that he is “half Mexican, part Russian, and just American”.

It seems like it was Edwards mother who told him that his father was of Russian descent.

neiltennant April 3, 2016 at 2:37 am

Makes sense

most Russians belong to the whitest people on earth
hispanics, mexicans or even spanish people tend to be darker than average europeans

Russian genes are very strong and i do not think that he looks half hispanic

especially when he was younger he looked like a white boy from next door and he played also often only white trash roles

lelo4 August 6, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Spaniards are actually the lightest Southern Europeans and don’t differ much from the French (and I don’t think you can get more ‘average european looking’ than a French person, ow whatever that means). If he was just a Spanish/Russian mix he would look very Central or Northern European. His dark features are probably due to the Native genes most Mexicans have.

andrew August 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Now it’s pretty clear who you are. The user “Alice” can confirm.

Hill July 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

What do you mean by Russians being the whitest people on earth? I hope you don’t think they’re all blonde or that there are more gingers there than in Britain. Anyway seek help.

neiltennant January 17, 2015 at 3:32 am

what ? mexican ????

i never thought that he could have something non white !

He looks so white and anglo. white

His mother might be MEXICAN but his father must have been total white

i guess russian is not wrong

Jordan February 4, 2015 at 10:37 am

What are you talking about? Why do you think he has something non-white in him? His mother is probably of pure spanish descent.

noneofyourbusiness February 20, 2015 at 11:42 pm

I highly doubt his mom is just Spanish, he has Native American traits.

Masterlord April 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

He doesnt look anglo, more like a typical eastern european “slavic” man. He could easily have been a russian skinhead/hooligan in “American history X”

sadie April 6, 2012 at 12:18 am

I thought he had some hispanic. Good actor.

noneofyourbusiness February 20, 2015 at 11:42 pm

You must not know how to read because it clearly states that his mother is Mexican.

Stephanie Marie February 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

After a second look, he does look mexican. Now I want some mexican food :)

Stephanie Marie February 15, 2012 at 11:52 am

He does not look mexican. We recognize our own..I want to marry a country white boy or Delonte SEXY West

alittlehelp91 December 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I mean yes there are some whites in mexico but most people are meztizo meaning white and native american. Some people could still look white and be mixed it just depends which genes are more dominant.

ahzyklonb July 5, 2011 at 3:27 am

most people in the world have the idea of mexicans as mixed and native americans because the people who imigrate is mixed and brown skin.but criollos originally are white people desendant of spanish,and other european people of mediterranean race.in the midle class and in the high class of mexico.people in general are white pure and in the low class are amerindian desendant.in 1940 during world war two Mexico have inmigration of spanish ,italian ,and judes.
they formed colonies and their sons are mexicans in nationality and caucasoid in race not all mexicans are mixed,if you are white and you born
in filippines you dont turn into asian.OK.

myspace celebrity August 8, 2010 at 9:58 am

Oh really? Interesting. He’s an awesome actor.

aps July 12, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Yes, he’s also possibly part Native American. http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/interview/109/

Anonymous March 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

It would make sense. Most of the people in Mexico have Native American ancestry.

ethnic November 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm

thats true Edward lol, Russel Crowe’s first major film was Romper Stomper where he played the leader of a skinhead group and Crowe is partly Maori descent.

Edward November 24, 2009 at 5:40 am

haha its funny how hes Mexican, and he plays a role on the movie American History X as a white skin head. haha. funny

Richard Kerr March 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

He is not mexican.. He is both Mexican and Russian, and who knows if he is a permanent white boy.. i am permanently white from my dad being Mexican, but I am an American and other white ethnicities. My own race ever called me that I would get a nail and hammer and knog it in their hand and tell them. “I am not that!” ‘Cause it is very disrespectful. Nobody that is Irish-American likes being called English. I would not do anything else ’cause everybody deserves a spot in the world. Antonio Menchaca proved that in the 1800s he was not Mexican at all, but a Texan by having a Mexican killed for calling him Mexican.. Criollos, Texans, and other people mixed with a heritage don’t like that name, and would propably do the same if you kept edging it on.

Richard Kerr March 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

So stop calling somebody that!

Robert October 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

“but I am an American and other white ethnicities”

“American” is a white ethnicity? :-/

ethnic November 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Haley thanks for the comment. Ill look into it.


haley November 18, 2009 at 8:56 pm

I also read somewhere he could be part Native American from his dad’s side?? But with his father being absent from his life, I guess we can only speculate. But I read it could be a possibility!!

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