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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 25 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1996-2003)
The Avengers
The Avengers Writer
(2012)
Angel
Angel Writer
(1999-2004)

Filmography

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  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (created by - 105 episodes, 2013 - 2018) (written by - 1 episode, 2013)
- The End (2018) ... (creator)
- The Force of Gravity (2018) ... (creator)
- The One Who Will Save Us All (2018) ... (creator)
- Option Two (2018) ... (creator)
- All Roads Lead... (2018) ... (creator)
 2017 Justice League (screenplay by)
 2016 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series) (characters: Leopold "Leo" Fitz & Jemma Simmons - 1 episode)
- Lizards (2016) ... (characters: Leopold "Leo" Fitz & Jemma Simmons - uncredited)
 2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers (Video Game) (story and screenplay "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - uncredited) / (story and screenplay "The Avengers" - uncredited)
 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 Mini-Series)
 2009 Spider-Woman, Agent of S.W.O.R.D. (TV Mini-Series) (character: Abigail Brand - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... (character: Abigail Brand - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (character: Abigail Brand - uncredited)
 2009 This American Life Live! (TV Movie) (written by)
 2009 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 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)
 2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (TV Movie) (creator)
 2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Quest for Oz (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
  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)
 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
  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)
 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
  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)
 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (story by)
 2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2000 Titan A.E. (screenplay)
 1997 Buffy the Vampire Layer (Video) (based on the character created by)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (written 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:

Wrote the song "Burn Me Down" for Amber Benson's film "Chance" (2003) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Joss 'The Boss' Whedon

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Warner Bros. announcing plans for a rebooted version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) without involvement by the original creative team] This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youth, just because they can't think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers [The Avengers (2012)] idea that I made up ... See more »

Trivia:

His work often contains twinning, doubles, or doppelgängers. He has twice cast the non-acting identical twin brother of one of his series regulars as a supernatural double or doppelgänger of the regular character. In the season 5 Buffy episode "The Replacement," Kelly Donovan, the twin brother of Buffy regular Nicholas Brendon (Xander) plays a part of Xander's personality that has become ... See more »

Trademark:

Kills off characters who are among his most popular, to keep his audiences surprised. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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