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Joss Whedon

Mostly Credited As: Joss Whedon
Birth Name: Joseph Hill Whedon
Date Of Birth: June 23, 1964 (Age 50)
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 

In Conversation... (2012) 
  ... Joss Whedon 02x01: (Jul/05/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

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

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  June 13, 2013 14x164: (Jun/13/2013) As Himself 

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]

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Help Me 04x01: (Dec/07/2008) Voiced  Himself 
  Rabbits on a Roller Coaster 03x03: (Aug/26/2007) Voiced  Himself 

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

Battlestar Galactica (2003) 
  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]

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 

Angel (1999) 
  Through the Looking Glass 02x21: (May/15/2001) As Numfar, [Co-Guest Stars]

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

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

Show Crew

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

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, Writer
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, Writer
Echo (Unaired Pilot) 01x?? Unaired As: Director, Writer
Man On The Street 01x06 Mar/20/2009 As: Writer
Ghost 01x01 Feb/13/2009 As: Director, Writer
Epitaph One 01x13 Unaired As: Story
The Office (US) (2005) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Branch Wars 04x10 Nov/01/2007 As: Director
Business School 03x17 Feb/15/2007 As: Director
Firefly (2002) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
Serenity   Dec/20/2005 As: Director, Writer
Serenity (2) 01x12 Dec/20/2002 As: Director, Writer
Serenity (1) 01x11 Dec/20/2002 As: Director, Writer
Objects in Space 01x10 Dec/13/2002 As: Director, Writer
Our Mrs. Reynolds 01x03 Oct/04/2002 As: Writer
The Train Job 01x01 Sep/20/2002 As: Director, Writer
The Message 01x15 Unaired As: Writer
Angel (1999) (Credited in 12 episodes from this show) 
Not Fade Away 05x22 May/19/2004 As: Writer
A Hole in the World 05x15 Feb/25/2004 As: Director, Writer
Smile Time 05x14 Feb/18/2004 As: Story
Conviction (1) 05x01 Oct/01/2003 As: Director, Writer
Spin the Bottle 04x06 Nov/10/2002 As: Director, Writer
Waiting in the Wings 03x13 Feb/04/2002 As: Director, Writer
Happy Anniversary 02x13 Feb/06/2001 As: Story
Untouched 02x04 Oct/17/2000 As: Director
Judgment 02x01 Sep/26/2000 As: Story
Sanctuary 01x19 May/02/2000 As: Writer
I Fall to Pieces 01x04 Oct/26/1999 As: Story
City Of 01x01 Oct/05/1999 As: Director, Writer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (Credited in 28 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
The Body 05x16 Feb/27/2001 As: Director, Writer
Family 05x06 Nov/07/2000 As: Director, Writer
Restless 04x22 May/23/2000 As: Director, Writer
Who Are You? (2) 04x16 Feb/29/2000 As: Director, Writer
Hush 04x10 Dec/14/1999 As: Director, Writer
The Freshman 04x01 Oct/05/1999 As: Director, Writer
Graduation Day (2) 03x22 Jul/13/1999 As: Director, Writer
Graduation Day (1) 03x21 May/18/1999 As: Director, Writer
Doppelgangland 03x16 Feb/23/1999 As: Director, Writer
Amends 03x10 Dec/15/1998 As: Director, Writer
Anne 03x01 Sep/29/1998 As: Director, Writer
Becoming (2) 02x22 May/19/1998 As: Director, Writer
Becoming (1) 02x21 May/12/1998 As: Director, Writer
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, Writer
School Hard 02x03 Sep/29/1997 As: Story
When She Was Bad 02x01 Sep/15/1997 As: Director, Writer
Prophecy Girl 01x12 Jun/02/1997 As: Director, 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
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
Chicken Hearts 02x13 Jan/02/1990 As: Writer
Brain-Dead Poets Society 02x10 Nov/28/1989 As: Writer
Somebody Stole My Gal 02x04 Oct/03/1989 As: Writer
The Little Sister 02x02 Sep/19/1989 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.

Son of Tom Whedon and Grandson of John Whedon

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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