Joss Whedon


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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 & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1997-2003)
The Avengers Writer
(2012)
Angel Writer
(1999-2004)

Filmography

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 2020 The Nevers (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... (written by)
  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (created by - 135 episodes, 2013 - 2020) (written by - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #7.13 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #7.8 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #7.1 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.13 (2019) ... (creator)
- The Sign (2019) ... (creator)
 2019 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) (characters) / (creator)
 2017 Justice League (screenplay by)
 2017 Lurk: A Fray Fan Film (Short) (Based on the characters created by)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (written by)
 2014 Aaf (TV Series) (scenario - 1 episode)
- Klein Zusje (2014) ... (scenario)
 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)
 2011 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 This American Life Live! (TV Special) (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)
 2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (TV Movie) (creator)
  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)
  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, 1997 - 2003) (story by - 3 episodes, 1997)
- Unaired Pilot (2003) ... (written by)
- Chosen (2003) ... (creator) / (written by)
- End of Days (2003) ... (creator)
- Touched (2003) ... (creator)
- Empty Places (2003) ... (creator)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (story by)
 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:

Writer, "Runaways", Marvel Comics, (2007) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Facebook Fan Page | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Joss 'The Boss' Whedon

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on how he approaches the season finales of his shows] I've always approached every season that way. Firefly (2002) was the one time I really got the rug pulled out from under me. But every season of [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)], except that time I got a two-year pickup from UPN, we ended the show as though we were not coming back. Or with the thought that if we did not come back, we would ... 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:

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

Star Sign:

Cancer

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