Edward Furlong's Height
5ft 5.25in (166 cm)
American actor best known for playing John Connor in Terminator 2, and also for his role in American History X. This photo is from a 2009 London Film Convention, we had roughly similar footwear and he didn't look anywhere near the 5ft 7
that some sites report him as being.
5ft 8 Rob, Edward, 5ft 8 Jenny
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realtalk said on 30/Jul/16
Shredder said on 18/Jul/16
184.3cm (Night) said on 2/Apr/16
Editor Rob: he pretty much is in 5ft 5 range, zero chance he's 5ft 7
Its hard to believe that he is over 5'5" flat. I will take your word for it Rob.
said on 31/Mar/16
People in 07' saying 5'7", he barely looks 5'5" in this pic.
Thats a solid 3 inch difference there. Did he have bad posture or less footwear Rob?
Editor Rob: he pretty much is in 5ft 5 range, zero chance he's 5ft 7
Nikhai said on 1/Nov/15
That's what happens when you do drugs. You stay under 5'6
Michael said on 16/Sep/15
5'5.5-Was an inch shorter than Paris Hilton, half an inch shorter than Ron Jeremy
Larry said on 14/Sep/15
Yes he was only supposed to be 17 in "American History X", although he looked 20.
AussieMike said on 15/Jul/15
Girls are full height well before 19, but guys generally don't finish until their mid 20's, plus if they wanted to make him look younger they'd use camera angles to make him look smaller.
James said on 2/Dec/14
Furlong was 19 when "American History X" was filmed, so he would have reached his full height by then.
Alex 6'0 said on 27/Sep/14
Looks 5'5 maybe a hair over
said on 17/Sep/14
seems Accurate enough To me Rob what height do you think he was in American history X ?
[Editor Rob: could look 5ft 5-5.5 range at times]
Jimmy said on 9/Sep/14
Pretty much drugs stunned his height while he was growing up.
said on 26/Jun/14
Rob , what would you estimate him while filming TYerminator 2 ?
[Editor Rob: maybe 5ft range, been a while since I seen it]
Dave said on 30/Mar/14
He looked much older last year with very heavy bags under his eyes. Can't see him over 5'5".
176,2Tunman said on 27/Mar/14
Hard to believe he's 32 on this pic,he kept a childish face really,he doesn't look over 5'5,maybe the half inch is useless.
Zediah said on 13/Mar/14
I can't see Furlong being anything more than 5'5". I guess his lack of height may be why his career declined after the 1990s.
the shredder said on 18/Feb/14
5'5 flat if standing correct
\'11 said on 20/Jan/14
he did alot of drugs and got estrogenic which affected his growth along with not playing sports and lifting as a kid...
Brad said on 15/Dec/13
Weak 5 feet 5.
truth said on 11/Dec/13
well Matt I was 5ft0 at 13 and now at 21 I am 5ft10.
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 30/Oct/13
I always knew hed end up short, he was only looking like 5ft 0 in terminator 2 when he was 13 yr old
Oliver said on 17/Aug/13
Wouldn't even give him the extra 1/2 inch. He looks girly short. I would say 5'4 1/2 to 5'5
Emil said on 23/May/13
You're really generous here Rob. He looks 5'5 max
Boydy said on 28/Apr/13
In this pic i would say he looks 5'5''
lolo said on 4/Feb/13
on an episode of CSI NY he was listed 5'9 lol
said on 4/Jan/13
Rob, I see how he can look like a flat 5'5' guy but if you look closely to his body proportions he doesn't look as short as said. He has longer arms then a 5'5'guy would have so could it be possible that he is the 5ft 6in range? Perhaps he just has a horrible posture.
[Editor Rob: seen him a few times and I don't think he's more than 5ft 5.5]
leonari said on 29/Nov/12
I also see a flat 5'5" guy.
The Exorcist said on 29/Nov/12
That's a surprise!
richkid123 said on 12/Nov/12
looks 5'5"on the dot. Somebody partied a little to hard the night before.
Johnnyfive said on 13/Sep/12
The original John Connor is looking 5'5. Looked real short in American History X against Edward Norton who's probably not even 6 feet tall. I think he's 5'5.
Hob said on 29/Jul/12
i met him once not long ago and he look close to 5'6 in real while he wore a boots look 1.3-1.5" and i was in a 0.7" vans sneakers. so 166cm maybe right.
ChiasmataX said on 17/Jan/12
andy said on 10/Jan/12
that his eyeline is below Rob and Jennys mouth would suggest the difference is no less than 3". His postures a bit weird but since hes reaching up over Robs shoulder he maybe standing almost as tall as he can. Cant see any more than 5'5" here.
dicksock said on 7/Dec/11
He is clearly 3"-4" shorter than Rob. He's 5'5".
Silent d said on 5/Dec/11
He is tiny in american history x. If norton is a 6 footer than he is only 5 foot 5 max. I thought he was going to be tall after watching terminator 2 but he didn't grow that much. He had such a troubled life, at least he found himself again. Sorry i can only give him 165cm after watching american history x. Norton is huge in that movie. How tall is ethan suplee? He looks about 6 foot 1 to 2.
RICHARD said on 1/Nov/11
It's odd cause when you look at him in T2,when he was 13,he looked like he was going to be a tall guy later in life;he really didn't seem that short for his age,and looked like he'd be about 6ft+ later,and he only made it to 5'5"!!!I heard he grew during that film,too,and then in Detroit Rock City,made 8 yrs. later,he's completely dwarfed by the three other guys,who to be fair,two were 5'10" and one was 6'2"...though Furlong was the oldest,and shortest, of them all.KindaA FUNNY,
said on 5/Sep/11
Rob is it possible he is the 5ft 6in range should he be upgraded.
[Editor Rob: he looks more 5ft 5 range than 5ft 6 range when I seen him]
said on 19/Aug/11
Rob do you think his problem with drugs stunted his growth at only 5ft 5in if he didn't take drugs do you think he would been taller like 5ft 11in at least.
[Editor Rob: it depends on parents genes what he would have been, it might be he was intended to be around 5ft 6 or so, although there are drugs that do stunt growth.]
Kostas said on 15/Aug/11
I agree, he does look a bit shorter than that. But then again, he doesn't appear to be standing straight in this picture.
Mathew said on 5/Jul/11
He looks 5'5".
dicksock said on 24/Jun/11
He looks 5'5". Rob has him by 3".
richinkle said on 1/Jun/11
Child actors tend to be kids who look young for their age - and therefore usually smaller than average. That way you can get a 10 year old playing an 8 year old.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/11
5ft6.5 with better posture?
Cranberries (6 ft. 3.25 evening, 17 years) said on 18/May/11
Not true, Greene. Genetics rule. Take it from a guy who took Accutane, Tetracycline, and Ritalin for 4 years combined (all known to stunt growth), not to mention hardly ever slept and probably ate around 1200 calories a day on average (no lunch or breakfast most days), and did absolutely no sports, and was under quite a lot of stress, ALL during my formative years... I was also very sick as a child.
I'm the average height of men in my family (6'3") and I'm even robustly built like the men in my family. Again, genetics rule. The body is resilient.
Shaun said on 19/Mar/11
Why is it that child actors never grow over 5 ft 8!!! Always short. I wonder why that is.
said on 18/Mar/11
so rob you ask him if skynet is tryin to find him as joke
[Editor Rob: didn'nt really say much]
said on 24/Feb/11
meh he looks 5'4.5 in the pic
[Editor Rob: I don't thin khe looks under 5ft 5, maybe a little over 5ft 5]
JellO said on 2/Feb/11
Man, unless there's major footwear difference there's no way this guy is almost 5'6. Solid 5'5.
Timber said on 14/Jan/11
LMAO! He's 5'5 flat in this picture
m said on 5/Jan/11
he probably wasn't even asked to do Terminator 3. Look at his recent career - Uwe Boll movies (called the modern day Ed Wood) made for less than 5 million. He's rather chubby and short and doesn't quite work as a latter day John Connor.
SpaceExplorer said on 5/Dec/10
yep, sounds on spot. Definitely looks like a strong 5'5/weak 5'6.
I'd say he's more 5'6 flat in this picture.
said on 11/Nov/10
if that's 3 inches, was he slouching or something? or did he have 0.5 inch more footwear cuz in the photo he looks 165.5 cm.
[Editor Rob: he walks around like a 5ft 5 guy, but I didn't guess he looked shorter than 5ft 5.5 anyway]
jtm said on 2/Nov/10
rick you have seen him in studio city before?
jb said on 1/Nov/10
@Anonymous He had problems with alcohol and didn't fancy it
Leung said on 27/Jun/07
yeah he is still a young guy but his weight fluctuates a lot, I remember seeing him on CSI and he looked familar but I didn't pick up on who he was til my brother said "that's the T2 kid".
Michelle said on 26/Jun/07
i saw him in london with his wife and i'm only 5'2 and they weren't much taller than i doubt that his 5'6 my husband's 5'6 and he looked taller!!... yes i stared at him for a long time because i didn't really recognise him till he smiled !!....and i poked my husband who went over to shack his hand...!!
Jon Doe said on 17/Jun/07
Ai he is 5'6 and just becuase he's taller than these girls doesn't make him 5'7.And Dustin Hoffman isn't 5'6 he's 5'5 max.
Ai said on 14/Jun/07
FURLONG IS 5'7 ......come on now....he's taller than Rachael Bella....Tara Reid and Emilia Fox who are like around 5'5....so yeah...the reason he looks short is cause he slouches and that 5'9 is the average height for men...making him 2 inch below average...if he was to be 5'6 then he would look like Dustin Hoffmans height....
Leung said on 13/Jun/07
Furlong looked pretty small in CSI:NY, Gary Sinese literally had 4-5 inches on him.
And in Cruel World he was struggling to look taller than Jaime Pressly.
I think 5'6.5" is a generous listing.
terminatrix said on 13/Jun/07
gee, he's a tough one to call, I honestly think he struggles for 5ft6.5, maybe 5ft5 is more accurate. He genuinly looked 6-7 inches shorter than Ed Norton
Cat Stevens said on 22/May/07
5'7 is too much, he was a midget in American History X, 5'6 MAX
sidewinder said on 13/Jan/07
most definately Jen, carrying women is mostly about lower back strength than big arms anyways ;P
Jen said on 12/Jan/07
Great point, sidewinder. I guess height doesn't really matter. I am 5 feet 2 inches and 142 lbs. Think you could carry me? LOL! Oh and are you saying that Eddie could handle me too?
sidewinder said on 6/Jan/07
well, i'm 5'7 and i can carry my girlfriend who is 126 pounds and i can lift up people that are 200 pounds (it happens at party's for some reason) and i am not a body builder or anything. it's not because a guy isn't 5'10 that he can't be strong...
RICHARD said on 19/Dec/06
He is a solid 5-7. He looked the same height since Detroit Rock City in 1999,but now he looks the same,as well. He was probably 5-5 in T2 and grew his adult height(5-7) in 1996.
leonari said on 17/Dec/06
Furlong is 5'6",not 5'7".
said on 17/Dec/06
better version of vid for english gentleman - compare england and sweden. careful which stones you throw...
furlong 5'7 in shoes 5'6 out?
said on 25/Sep/06
TSG's has an officer citation in which the arresting officer observed 5'6
English Gentleman said on 27/Jun/06
I hardly think the heights in Sweden (as well as Montenegro and Holland) is important if speaking of other heights than of misshaped cavemen. 56 to 57 is not girly short. Average height in many countries is 58 59. Normal height is: 511 6.
In Sweden Average height is 511 and normal height is 61 62. Hollands average height is 511½. In Montenegro average height is 63. I could say that females over 55 is boyish tall. Swedish people are rather unattractive and actually seem a little bit slow, maybe their brains receive inefficient amounts of nutrition?
Furlong: 57 58
trueheight said on 25/Jun/06
5'5; I really really really hope this guy gets his act together and stars in T4; stahl is the worst casting choice of all time right up there w/ christensen for vader
Zack said on 21/Jun/06
No that is wrong, 5'11(180cm) is the average height for males in SWE, and 5'5 for females. Nonetheless, below 5'11 isn't considered being "short", perhaps under 5'8
leonari said on 26/May/06
all the evidence (especially near NORTON) put this guy well under 5'7"... I go with 5'5"...
Joe said on 24/May/06
He has to be 5'6. He's shorter than 5'7 Willem Defoe in "Animal Factory".
Leung said on 16/May/06
Anything less than 5'10" is short for guys in Australia, it's not "official' but more it is reality.
bikagyura said on 15/May/06
I'd say below 5' 9 is officially short for a guy in Sweden
Steven Ward said on 17/Apr/06
He's 5'6. He stated that on an interview in Teen, 5 years ago. Short, but not girlie short.
trueheight said on 14/Mar/06
makes sense, 5'6 with shoes. 5'4.5 - 5'5 barefoot
trueheight said on 14/Mar/06
Hey, Rob when are gonna downgrade this guy? He's shorter than Danny Trejo, 2-3 inches shorter than 5'7.5 Dafoe in Animal Factory. He's 5'5 at best. He never comes off as even close to normal in his candid shots
Bill said on 14/Mar/06
his police record for the lobster thing, said 5-6
trueheight said on 9/Feb/06
Well after seeing the info on the dafoe site, Furlong MUST be 5'5-5'6. As far as i can tell(ive seen it 4 times) Furlong and Dafoe wore "prison shoes" in the film, not much chance for lifts, and Furlong is a consistent 2in under Dafoe. A good film to evaluate Eddie is American History X, as Alex alluded to. He is almost a head under Norton, who as a result, comes off as a huge looking guy
trueheight said on 9/Feb/06
Well judging as a fan, i'd say he's 5'5-5'6. He DOES seem to have a permanent slouch though. Thought he was bigger cuz i'd always seen Dafoe as 5'10, then realized he was only slightly taller than McGuire in Spiderman
Shane said on 25/Jan/06
Don't be an asshole, Alex 177, don't call us idiots beasue we guesses wrong by 3 inches according to your opinion, postures can be deceiving on movies.
Alex177 said on 27/Nov/05
You are idiots Edward Furlong is not 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) He is 5 ft 4 in, on all one hundred percent!!! Look movie "American story x" Edward Norton above on head!!!
Z2 said on 19/Jul/05
Actually, (trueheight), the movie is called, "Animal Factory." Edward Furlong on my view, looks to be 5'6".
trueheight said on 18/Jul/05
editor, i'd say he's 5'6 if Willem Dafoe is 5'8. Dafoe has at least 2 inches (sometimes 3) on Furlong throughout all of "Animal Farm".