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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 24 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 8 (canonical continuation of the television show in comic book format by Dark Horse Comics) Writer/Editor Issue #1: "The Long Way Home, Part 1" written by Joss Whedon, art by Georges Jeanty, March 14, 2007 Issue #2: "The Long Way Home, Part 2" written by Joss Whedon, art by Georges Jeanty, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joss 'The Boss' Whedon

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on what makes the horror genre unique] I'm gonna go with bloody killing. Horror is . . . on the edge of something. It's populist entertainment but it's also allowed to take certain risks and that's where you get some of the ugliest things in society, and also some of the most interesting comments on society. When you're on the fringe like that, when you're working in a genre that's just a little... See more »

Trivia:

Lived in the UK for three years, from 1980-2, attending Winchester College in Hampshire, where he took his A levels. The character of Rupert Giles is mistakenly thought to be based on a history teacher there, Dr. Peter Cramer. Dr. Cramer's arrival at the College post-dates Whedon's departure. The character was named in tribute to his House Matron: Barbara Giles. See more »

Trademark:

Plans storylines far in advance for all his television series, allowing for remarkable long-term continuity. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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