Tom Whedon

TV Writer

1932 –

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Who is Tom Whedon?

Thomas George "Tom" Whedon is an American television screenwriter, born on August 3, 1932 in New York City. He is the son of 1950s TV screenwriter John Whedon. He and his first wife, political activist Lee Stearns, are the parents of Film and TV Screenwriter Joss Whedon. Tom and his second wife, Pam Webber, are the parents of screenwriter and musician Jed Whedon and scriptwriter Zack Whedon.

He was an original writer for the 1950-60s children's television show Captain Kangaroo.

As early as 1964, he collaborated with Jon Stone on a concept for a puppet-centered children's television series using the fairy-tale Cinderella as a basis. During this process, they became acquainted with the creative, but then relatively unknown, Jim Henson and his Muppets. The trio went on to make the Hey, Cinderella! TV special for ABC in 1970.

In the 1970s, Tom Whedon worked for the Children's Television Workshop, becoming head writer for the award winning show The Electric Company. Additional writing credits include the more adult fare of The Dick Cavett Show, Benson, Alice, and The Golden Girls.

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Born
Aug 3, 1932
New York City
Also known as
  • Thomas Avery Whedon
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  • United States of America
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on July 23, 2013

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