Joss Whedon

Mostly Credited As: Joss Whedon
Birth Name: Joseph Hill Whedon
Date Of Birth: June 23, 1964 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon is an American screenwriter/producer/director and was born on June 23, 1964 in New York City. Whedon is a third-generation TV writer as his father wrote for The Golden Girls and his grandfather for The Donna Reed Show. Whedon's first gig was on the writing staff of the classic 90's sitcom Roseanne. In 1992, Whedon wrote the script for the film Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but when that flopped he worked as a script doctor on various films for several years. Then in 1997, he pitched a TV series version of the Buffy story to networks, with upstart channel the WB taking a chance on it. BTVS would go to become one of the most critically acclaimed cult classics of the decade. Along the way, he spun-off the character of Angel into his own successful series. In 2002, he created the short-lived but well regarded sci-fi series Firefly for FOX, and later in 2005, the film adaptation of it called Serenity. He worked with FOX again on the Eliza Dushku vehicle Dollhouse. Joss has a huge 2012 planned, as he wrote and produced the new horror film The Cabin In The Woods, and his biggest project yet The Avengers hits theaters on May 4th.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007)As: Himself (Commentator)
Episode Cast Credits 

The One Show (2006) 
  April 22, 2015 09x169: (Apr/22/2015) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Joss Whedon 09x79: (Jun/20/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Joss Whedon 09x79: (Jun/20/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Tavis Smiley (2004) 
  Joss Whedon 10x101: (Jun/06/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  Paul Walker, Joss Whedon, They Might Be Giants 05x88: (May/24/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Paul Walker, Joss Whedon, They Might Be Giants 05x88: (May/24/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Help Me 04x01: (Dec/07/2008) Voiced  Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) Voiced  Himself 

Best Week Ever (2004) 
  July 18th 06x21: (Jul/18/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  July 18th 06x21: (Jul/18/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Battlestar Galactica (2003) 
  Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon (Mar/28/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon (Mar/28/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Attack Of The Show! (2005) 
  Brian Savage, Anberlin 02x53: (Mar/23/2006) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Veronica Mars (2004) 
  Rat Saw God 02x06: (Nov/09/2005) As Douglas 

Rove Live (2000) 
  Johnny Knoxville 06x32: (Sep/13/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Knoxville 06x32: (Sep/13/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

TV Revolution (2004) 
  Body Count 01x05: (May/26/2004) As Himself 
  Sex in the Box 01x03: (May/24/2004) As Himself 
  Maids, Babes & Mothers 01x02: (May/23/2004) As Himself 
  Out of the Closet 01x01: (May/23/2004) As Himself 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  I, Robot... You, Jane 01x08: (Apr/28/1997) Voiced  Radio Host, [Uncredited]

In Conversation... (2012) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Angel (1999) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Numfar, [Co-Guest Stars]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Numfar, [Co-Guest Stars]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Firefly (2002) 
  The Message 01x15: (Unaired) As Man at Funeral, [Uncredited]
  The Message 01x15: (Unaired) As Man at Funeral, [Uncredited]
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Angel (1999)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)• Executive Producer
Buffy the Animated Series (2002)• Creator
Firefly (2002)• Creator
• Executive Producer
• Main Title Theme (written by)
Roseanne (1988)• Story Editor
Dollhouse (2009)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)• Creator
Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution (2013)• Special Thanks
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)• Executive Producer
• Creator

Episode Crew

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Pilot 01x01 Sep/24/2013 As: Director
Glee (2009) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Dream On 01x19 May/18/2010 As: Director
Dollhouse (2009) (Credited in 5 episodes from this show) 
Vows 02x01 Sep/25/2009 As: Director
Echo (Unaired Pilot) 01x?? Unaired As: Director, Writer
Man On The Street 01x06 Mar/20/2009 As: Writer
Epitaph One 01x13 Unaired As: Story
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Writer
The Office (US) (2005) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Branch Wars 04x10 Nov/01/2007 As: Director
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Director
Angel (1999) (Credited in 10 episodes from this show) 
Smile Time 05x14 Feb/18/2004 As: Story
Spin the Bottle 04x06 Nov/10/2002 As: Director, Writer
Waiting in the Wings 03x13 Feb/04/2002 As: Director
Untouched 02x04 Oct/17/2000 As: Director
Judgment 02x01 Sep/26/2000 As: Story
Sanctuary 01x19 May/02/2000 As: Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Director, Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Director, Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Story
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (Credited in 27 episodes from this show) 
Chosen 07x22 May/20/2003 As: Director, Writer
Lessons 07x01 Sep/24/2002 As: Writer
Once More, With Feeling 06x06 Nov/06/2001 As: Director, Writer
The Gift 05x22 May/22/2001 As: Director, Writer
Family 05x06 Nov/07/2000 As: Director
Who Are You? (2) 04x16 Feb/29/2000 As: Director, Writer
Hush 04x10 Dec/14/1999 As: Director
The Freshman 04x01 Oct/05/1999 As: Director
Graduation Day (2) 03x22 Jul/13/1999 As: Director, Writer
Graduation Day (1) 03x21 May/18/1999 As: Director
Doppelgangland 03x16 Feb/23/1999 As: Writer
Anne 03x01 Sep/29/1998 As: Director, Writer
Becoming (1) 02x21 May/12/1998 As: Director
Innocence (2) 02x14 Jan/20/1998 As: Director, Writer
Ted 02x11 Dec/08/1997 As: Writer
Lie to Me 02x07 Nov/03/1997 As: Director
When She Was Bad 02x01 Sep/15/1997 As: Director, Writer
Prophecy Girl 01x12 Jun/02/1997 As: Writer
Out of Mind, Out of Sight 01x11 May/19/1997 As: Story
Nightmares 01x10 May/12/1997 As: Story
The Harvest (2) 01x02 Mar/10/1997 As: Writer
Welcome to the Hellmouth (1) 01x01 Mar/10/1997 As: Writer
Unaired Pilot   Unaired As: Director, Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Director, Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Director, Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Director, Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Writer
Firefly (2002) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
Serenity (1) 01x11 Dec/20/2002 As: Director, Writer
Objects in Space 01x10 Dec/13/2002 As: Director, Writer
The Train Job 01x01 Sep/20/2002 As: Director
The Message 01x15 Unaired As: Writer
Roseanne (1988) (Credited in 6 episodes from this show) 
Fathers and Daughters 02x23 May/01/1990 As: Writer
Born to Be Wild 02x16 Jan/30/1990 As: Writer
Brain-Dead Poets Society 02x10 Nov/28/1989 As: Writer
Somebody Stole My Gal 02x04 Oct/03/1989 As: Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Writer
??x?? Unknown/Unaired As: Writer

Is the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel and the futuristic series Firefly.

Attended and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1987.

Personal Quote: Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.

Personal Quote: I'd rather make a show 100 people need to see, than a show that 1000 people want to see.

Has said that the X-Men character Kitty Pryde (AKA Shadowcat) is a major influence for the character of Buffy.

Personal Quote: If there's a bigger influence on Buffy than Kitty, I don’t know what it was. She was an adolescent girl finding out she has great power and dealing with it.

After his show Firefly was canceled, he vowed to find a way to continue the story no matter what. A couple of years later, Universal Studios decided to pick up the franchise and make it into a feature film, Serenity.

Is currently writing the first 24 issues of Astonishing X-Men for Marvel Comics.

Most episodes of Buffy he writes, he also directs.

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