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Joss Whedon


Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was raised in New York and was educated at Riverdale ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Avengers
The Avengers Writer
(2012)
Toy Story
Toy Story Writer
(1995)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1996-2003)

Filmography

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  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (created by - 76 episodes, 2013 - 2017) (written by - 1 episode, 2013)
- Self Control (2017) ... (creator)
- The Man Behind the Shield (2017) ... (creator)
- BOOM (2017) ... (creator)
- The Patriot (2017) ... (creator)
- Broken Promises (2017) ... (creator)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (written by)
 2014 In Your Eyes (written by)
 2012/I Much Ado About Nothing (written for the screen by)
 2012 Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody (Video) (based on the characters created by)
 2012 The Avengers (screenplay) / (story)
 2012 The Cabin in the Woods (written by)
 2011 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (Documentary)
  Dollhouse (TV Series) (created by - 27 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (written by - 4 episodes, 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2009)
- Epitaph Two: Return (2010) ... (creator)
- The Hollow Men (2010) ... (creator)
- Getting Closer (2010) ... (creator)
- The Attic (2009) ... (creator)
- Stop-Loss (2009) ... (creator)
 2009 Astonishing X-Men (TV Series)
 2009 This American Life Live! (TV Movie) (written by)
 2009 Dollplay (TV Series) (creator)
 2008 Commentary! The Musical (Video short) (written by)
  Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes, 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2008)
- Act III (2008) ... (written by)
- Act II (2008) ... (uncredited)
- Act I (2008) ... (uncredited)
 2007 Forgotten Memories (Video short) (based on the characters created by)
 2005 Serenity (written by)
  Angel (TV Series) (created by - 110 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (written by - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2004) (story - 4 episodes, 1999 - 2004)
- Not Fade Away (2004) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Power Play (2004) ... (creator)
- The Girl in Question (2004) ... (creator)
- Time Bomb (2004) ... (creator)
- Origin (2004) ... (creator)
 2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (TV Movie) (creator)
  Firefly (TV Series) (created by - 14 episodes, 2002 - 2003) (written by - 5 episodes, 2002 - 2003)
- The Message (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Trash (2003) ... (creator)
- Heart of Gold (2003) ... (creator)
- Serenity (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Objects in Space (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (created by - 144 episodes, 1997 - 2003) (written by - 25 episodes, 1996 - 2003) (story by - 3 episodes, 1997)
- Chosen (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- End of Days (2003) ... (creator)
- Touched (2003) ... (creator)
- Empty Places (2003) ... (creator)
- Dirty Girls (2003) ... (creator)
 2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (story by)
 2000 Titan A.E. (screenplay)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (written by)
 1997 Buffy the Vampire Layer (Video) (based on the character created by)
 1995 Toy Story (screenplay by)
 1992 Muffy the Vampire Layer (Video) (based on the character created by)
 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (written by)
 1990-1991 Parenthood (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Fun for Kids (1991) ... (written by)
- Small Surprises (1990) ... (written by)
- The Plague (1990) ... (written by)
 1989-1990 Roseanne (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Chicken Hearts (1990) ... (written by)
- Brain-Dead Poets Society (1989) ... (written by)
- House of Grown-Ups (1989) ... (written by)
- The Little Sister (1989) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Writes for Marvel's "Astonishing X-Men" series (2005-????). Graphic novels out so far (April 2007) are "Gifted", "Dangerous" and "Torn", but the next graphic novel "Unstoppable" is contracted and in the works. "Astonishing X-Men", recreated specifically for Whedon, has been one of Marvel's best-selling comics as of 2006 and was... See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews | 18 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joss 'The Boss' Whedon

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his philosophy of story writing] We plot it out leaving room for disasters or fortuitous occasions. Anything could change. Basically, we plot it ahead always, because if you don't know where you're going, you're not going anywhere. See more »

Trivia:

Was asked to revise the script for X-Men (2000) and reportedly decided the whole script needed to be totally rewritten. When he handed the studio this draft, they apparently threw it out; they only really wanted him to add a couple jokes here and there. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently includes ballet/ballerinas in his projects - though almost always with a supernatuural twist to their inclusion (Angel, Cabin in the Woods, Avengers: Age of Ultron, etc.) See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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