Joss Whedon

TV Writer

1964 –

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Who is Joss Whedon?

Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author, composer and actor. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures. He is best known as the creator of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Whedon co-wrote Toy Story, wrote and directed Serenity, co-wrote and produced the horror film The Cabin in the Woods, and wrote and directed The Avengers, the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Whedon is notable for his signature dialogue, which often features dry humor and heavy emphasis on subtext. His work in comic books includes Astonishing X-Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel: After the Fall and Runaways. He is also known for his collaborations in online media. Many of Whedon's projects have cult status.

From a family of screenwriters, he is the grandson of John Whedon, the son of Tom Whedon, and the brother of Zack and Jed Whedon. In May 2013, Whedon was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Wesleyan University.

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Born
Jun 23, 1964
New York City
Also known as
  • Joseph Hill Whedon
  • Josh Wedon
  • Joss Wheadon
  • Joss Hill Whedon
  • Joss 'The Boss' Whedon
  • ジョセフ・ヒル・ウィードン
  • Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
  • Humanism
  • Secular Humanism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University
    ( - 1987)
  • Winchester College
    ( - 1982)
  • Riverdale Country School
    ( - 1980)
Employment
  • Mutant Enemy Productions
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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