Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon

Actor + Director + Producer + Writer
Born Jun 23, 1964

Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film,television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002) and its follow-up film Serenity (2005), and Dollhouse (2009–2010), as well as the web-series Dr.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born in New York City on June 23, 1964 as Joseph Hill Whedon, and being a third-generation TV writer, he is the son of Tom Whedon, a screenwriter for Alice in the 1970s and The Golden Girls in the 1980s, and the grandson of John Whedon, who worked on The Donna Reed Show in the 1950s and The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960s. … Read More


1987 23 Years Old Whedon graduated from Wesleyan University in 1987, where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2013. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old From 1989 to 1990, Whedon worked as a staff writer on the sitcoms Roseanne and Parenthood. … Read More


1997 33 Years Old In 1997, Whedon created his first TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. … Read More
1998 34 Years Old …  The series' original concept progressed after Whedon read The Killer Angels, a book on the Battle of Gettysburg, and watched Outlaw Star, a space-western anime that first aired in 1998. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old In 2004, Whedon created the comic book line Astonishing X-Men. … Read More
2005 41 Years Old The limited three-issue comic book series called Serenity: Those Left Behind, the story of which was written by Whedon, was released in 2005 as a tie-in to Serenity. … Read More
As a guest director, he contributed two 2007 episodes of The Office ("Business School" and "Branch Wars") and a 2010 episode of Glee ("Dream On"). … Read More
Whedon was awarded Best Directing and Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series at the Streamy Awards, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, and a Creative Arts Emmy Award in 2009.
2010 46 Years Old In July 2010, it was confirmed that Whedon would write and direct The Avengers, a live-action adaptation of the superhero team of the same name. … Read More
In March 2012, Whedon stated that although television involves more compromise than film:


2014 50 Years Old In summer 2014, Whedon encountered artist Shawnee Kilgore on Kickstarter. … Read More
Whedon returned to write and direct the sequel to The Avengers, following the deal with Marvel Studios, which expired in June 2015. … Read More
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In January 2016, Whedon announced that he will no longer work with Marvel. … Read More
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