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 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.