We've had 5 terminator movies, a TV show, and 6 different actors play the role. Terminator: not in the movie, but I guess you can count Sarah's baby bump Terminator 2: Young John Connor (Edward Furlong) and adult John Connor from the future (Michael Edwards) Terminator 3: Present day John Connor (Nick Stahl) Terminator 4: Future John Connor (Christian Bale) Terminator 5: From the trailer, I can see there's at least one actor playing John Connor. (Jason Clarke) TV Show (Thomas Dekker) So since everyone is taking turns to play this role, I'm going to send a list on Hollywood for people to consider for the role. Please sign up below if you are interested and how you want to be portrayed. All ideas are welcome!! 1) mixmastermo: In this alternate reality, John Connor is played by a mixed European/West Indian actor who uses his cunning wit to develop anti-Terminators.