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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)

Filmography

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 2017 Justice League (screenplay by) (post-production)
  Batgirl (screenplay) (announced)
  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (created by - 83 episodes, 2013 - 2017) (written by - 1 episode, 2013)
- World's End (2017) ... (creator)
- Farewell, Cruel World! (2017) ... (creator)
- All the Madame's Men (2017) ... (creator)
- No Regrets (2017) ... (creator)
- Identity and Change (2017) ... (creator)
 2016 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series) (characters: Leopold "Leo" Fitz & Jemma Simmons - 1 episode)
- Lizards (2016) ... (characters: Leopold "Leo" Fitz & Jemma Simmons - 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)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (character: Abigail Brand)
 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)
  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)
 2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Quest for Oz (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 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 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:

"Serenity: Those Left Behind" (three issues comic book mini-series-canonical continuation of television series "Firefly" and motion picture "Serenity"). -- Dark Horse Comics. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[interview, The Vancouver Sun, 2/3/04] The times are chaotic. For me, I would hope that people look at [Angel (1999)] and gain strength by it. With everything that I do, I hope that they see people struggling to live decent, moral lives in a completely chaotic world. They see how hard it is, how often they fail, and how they get up and keep trying. That, to me, is the most important message I'm ... See more »

Trivia:

Related to Jed Whedon, video game music composer. See more »

Trademark:

Often gives his characters names that are later revealed to be their last names and/or based on an unusual abbreviation for their full name. For example: only after the character Oz had already left Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) did the show reveal that "Oz" was an abbreviation of his full name, Daniel Osbourne; on "Angel," they did not clarify that Doyle was actually the character's last name ... See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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