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Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon... See full bio »

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Filmography

Hide HideWriter (28 titles)
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV series) (post-production)
Episode #1.2 (2013) (creator)
Pilot (2013) (creator / written by)
 
2012/I Much Ado About Nothing (written for the screen by)
 
2012 The Avengers (screenplay / story)
 
2012 The Cabin in the Woods (written by)
 
2011 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (documentary)
 
2010 Astonishing X-Men: Gifted (video)
 
2009-2010 Dollhouse (TV series)
Epitaph Two: Return (2010) (creator)
The Hollow Men (2010) (creator)
Getting Closer (2010) (creator)
Stop-Loss (2009) (creator)
The Attic (2009) (creator)
 
2009 This American Life Live! (TV movie) (written by)
 
2009 Dollplay (TV series) (creator)
 
2008 Commentary! The Musical (video short) (written by)
 
2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (TV mini-series)
Act III (2008) (written by)
Act II (2008) (uncredited)
Act I (2008) (uncredited)
 
2005 Serenity (written by)
 
1999-2004 Angel (TV series)
Not Fade Away (2004) (creator / written by)
Power Play (2004) (creator)
The Girl in Question (2004) (creator)
Time Bomb (2004) (creator)
Origin (2004) (creator)
 
2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (TV movie) (creator)
 
2002-2003 Firefly (TV series)
The Message (2003) (creator / written by)
Trash (2003) (creator)
Heart of Gold (2003) (creator)
Serenity (2002) (creator / written by / part 1 & 2)
Objects in Space (2002) (creator / written by)
 
1996-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)
Chosen (2003) (creator / written by)
End of Days (2003) (creator)
Touched (2003) (creator)
Empty Places (2003) (creator)
Dirty Girls (2003) (creator)
 
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return (video) (characters - uncredited)
 
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (story)
 
2000 Titan A.E. (screenplay)
 
1997 Alien: Resurrection (written by)
 
1995 Toy Story (screenplay)
 
1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (written by)
 
1990-1991 Parenthood (TV series)
Fun for Kids (1991) (written by)
Small Surprises (1990) (written by)
The Plague (1990) (written by)
 
1989 Roseanne (TV series)
Chicken Hearts (1989) (written by)
Brain-Dead Poets Society (1989) (written by)
House of Grown-Ups (1989) (written by)
The Little Sister (1989) (written by)
 
Show ShowProducer (13 titles)
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV series) (executive producer - 2 episodes) (post-production)
Episode #1.2 (2013) (executive producer)
Pilot (2013) (executive producer)
 
2013 In Your Eyes (executive producer) (post-production)
 
2012/I Much Ado About Nothing (producer)
 
2012 The Cabin in the Woods (producer)
 
2011 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (documentary) (producer)
 
2009-2010 Dollhouse (TV series) (executive producer - 27 episodes)
Epitaph Two: Return (2010) (executive producer)
The Hollow Men (2010) (executive producer)
Getting Closer (2010) (executive producer)
Stop-Loss (2009) (executive producer)
The Attic (2009) (executive producer)
 
2008 The Making of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (video documentary short) (executive producer)
 
2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (TV mini-series) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 2008) (producer - 1 episode, 2008)
Act III (2008) (producer)
Act II (2008) (executive producer - uncredited)
Act I (2008) (executive producer - uncredited)
 
1999-2004 Angel (TV series) (executive producer - 110 episodes)
Not Fade Away (2004) (executive producer)
Power Play (2004) (executive producer)
The Girl in Question (2004) (executive producer)
Time Bomb (2004) (executive producer)
Origin (2004) (executive producer)
 
2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (TV movie) (executive producer)
 
2002-2003 Firefly (TV series) (executive producer - 14 episodes)
The Message (2003) (executive producer)
Trash (2003) (executive producer)
Heart of Gold (2003) (executive producer)
Serenity (2002) (executive producer)
Objects in Space (2002) (executive producer)
 
1996-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series) (executive producer - 145 episodes)
Chosen (2003) (executive producer)
End of Days (2003) (executive producer)
Touched (2003) (executive producer)
Empty Places (2003) (executive producer)
Dirty Girls (2003) (executive producer)
 
1990 Parenthood (TV series) (co-producer)
 
Show ShowDirector (14 titles)
2013 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV series) (post-production)
Pilot (2013)
 
2012 The Avengers
 
2011 Thor (director: post-credits scene - uncredited)
 
2010 Glee (TV series)
Dream On (2010)
 
2009 Dollhouse (TV series)
Vows (2009)
Echo (2009)
Ghost (2009)
 
2008 Commentary! The Musical (video short)
 
2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (TV mini-series)
Act III (2008)
Act II (2008) (uncredited)
Act I (2008) (uncredited)
 
2007 The Office (TV series)
Branch Wars (2007)
Business School (2007)
 
2005 Serenity
 
1999-2004 Angel (TV series)
Shells (2004) (segments "Fred flashback" - uncredited)
A Hole in the World (2004)
Conviction (2003)
Spin the Bottle (2002)
 
1996-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)
Chosen (2003)
The Gift (2001)
The Body (2001)
Family (2000)
 
2002 Firefly (TV series)
Serenity (2002) (part 1 & 2)
Objects in Space (2002)
The Train Job (2002)
 
Show ShowMiscellaneous Crew (14 titles)
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (consultant - uncredited)
 
2004 Angel & the Apocalypse (video documentary short) (creator: "Angel")
 
2004 Malice in Wonderland: Wolfram & Hart (video documentary short) (original creator)
 
2004 Fatal Beauty and the Beast (video documentary short) (original creator)
 
2004 'Angel': Season 4 Overview (video documentary) (original creator)
 
2004 Angel (TV series) (writer: additional material - 1 episode)
You're Welcome (2004) (writer: additional material - uncredited)
 
2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Quest for Oz (Video Game) (original creator)
 
2003 'Angel': Season 2 Overview (video documentary) (creator: "Angel" - uncredited)
 
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (Video Game) (original creator)
 
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King (Video Game) (original creator)
 
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Video Game) (original creator)
 
2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Video Game) (original creator)
 
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series) (creature designer - 1 episode)
Killed by Death (1998) (creature designer - uncredited)
 
1989-1990 Roseanne (TV series) (story editor - 18 episodes)
Happy Birthday (1990) (story editor)
Fathers and Daughters (1990) (story editor)
April Fool's Day (1990) (story editor)
Fender Bender (1990) (story editor)
To Tell the Truth (1990) (story editor)
 
Show ShowSoundtrack (8 titles)
2012/I Much Ado About Nothing (music: "Sigh No More", "Heavily")
 
2008 Commentary! The Musical (video short) (writer: "Commentary!", "Strike!", "The Art", "All About Me", "Heart, Broken", "Neil's Turn", "Commentary!" Reprise / music: "Ten Dollar Solo" / lyrics: "Ten Dollar Solo", "Better Than Neil", "Steve's Song" / performer: "Strike!", "Heart, Broken")
 
2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (TV mini-series)
Act III (2008) (music: "So They Say", "Everyone's A Hero", "Slipping", "Everything You Ever" / lyrics: "So They Say", "Everyone's A Hero", "Slipping", "Everything You Ever")
Act II (2008) (music: "Bad Horse Chorus" reprise, "Brand New Day" / lyrics: "My Eyes", "Bad Horse Chorus" reprise, "Brand New Day" / performer: "Bad Horse Chorus" reprise)
Act I (2008) (music: "My Freeze Ray", "Bad Horse Chorus" / lyrics: "My Freeze Ray", "Bad Horse Chorus" / performer: "Bad Horse Chorus")
 
2006 Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' (video documentary) (writer: "Firefly Main Title - The Ballad of Serenity")
 
2000-2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)
Conversations with Dead People (2002) (writer: "Blue")
Selfless (2002) (writer: "I'll be Mrs.")
Once More, with Feeling (2001) (writer: "Going Through The Motions", "I'll Never Tell", "Rest In Peace", "I've Got A Theory", "Bunnies", "If We're Together", "The Mustard", "Under Your Spell", "The Parking Ticket", "Dawn's Lament", "What You Feel", "Standing", "Standing" - Reprise, "Walk Through The Fire", "Something To Sing About", "What You Feel" - Reprise, "Where Do We Go From Here?")
Restless (2000) (writer: "The Exposition Song")
 
2002 Chance (writer: "Burn Me Down")
 
2002 Firefly (TV series)
 
1998 The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (video) (writer: "My Lullaby")
 
Show ShowActor (10 titles)
2013 CollegeHumor Originals (TV series short)
Joss Whedon
Comic-Con Cosplay Catastrophe (2013) … Joss Whedon
 
2012 Husbands (TV series)
Wes
The Straightening (2012) … Wes
Appropriate Is Not the Word (2012) … Wes
 
2012 Written by a Kid (TV series)
Gerald
Scary Smash (2012) … Gerald
 
2012 The Coach (short)
The Coach
 
2005 Veronica Mars (TV series)
Douglas
Rat Saw God (2005) … Douglas
 
2005 Serenity
Trade Agent (voice) (uncredited)
 
2004 Bandwagon
Joss Whedon
 
2003 Firefly (TV series)
Man at Funeral
The Message (2003) … Man at Funeral (uncredited)
 
2001 Angel (TV series)
Numfar
 
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)
News Caster
I, Robot... You, Jane (1997) … News Caster (voice) (uncredited)
 
Show ShowMusic Department (2 titles)
2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (TV mini-series) (lyricist - 1 episode)
Act III (2008) (lyricist)
 
2002 Firefly (TV series) (composer: main title theme song - 1 episode)
Serenity (2002) (composer: main title theme song)
 
Show ShowEditor (1 title)
Show ShowComposer (1 title)
2012 The Cabin in the Woods (second unit director)
 
Show ShowThanks (9 titles)
2013 Marvel's Avengers Assemble (TV series) (special thanks - 1 episode)
The Avengers Protocol: Part 1 (2013) (special thanks)
 
2013 Iron Man 3 (special thanks)
 
2011/I Superhero (short) (acknowledgment)
 
2011 Atomism (short) (very special thanks)
 
2011 Hide. (video short) (special thanks)
 
2010 Trap (special thanks)
 
2009 Making Dollhouse (video short) (special thanks)
 
2008 Marvin Milktoast (short) (special thanks - as Joss 'The Boss' Whedon)
 
2007 Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (TV documentary) (special thanks)
 
Show ShowSelf (51 titles)
2013 Showrunners: A Documentary Film (documentary) (post-production)
Himself
 
2013 Superheroes: From Page to Screen (TV documentary)
Himself
 
2013 Tavis Smiley (TV series)
Himself - Guest
Episode dated 8 August 2013 (2013) … Himself - Guest
Episode dated 6 June 2013 (2013) … Himself - Guest
 
2013 The Colbert Report (TV series)
Himself - Guest
Joss Whedon (2013) … Himself - Guest
 
2013 Weekend Ticket (TV series short)
Himself
Episode #1.15 (2013) … Himself
 
2013 Charlie Rose (TV series)
Himself - Guest
Episode dated 4 June 2013 (2013) … Himself - Guest
 
2009-2013 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV series)
Himself / Himself - Guest
Episode #1.964 (2013) … Himself - Guest
Episode #1.86 (2009) … Himself (uncredited)
 
2007-2013 Robot Chicken (TV series)
Himself / Cowboy / FCC Member / …
Immortal (2013) … Himself (voice) / Oompa Loompa (voice) / Father (voice)
Help Me (2008) … Himself/Cowboy/Scientist (voice)
Rabbits on a Roller Coaster (2007) … Himself/Randy's Friend/FCC Member (voice)
 
2012 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV series)
Himself - Guest
Episode dated 29 April 2012 (2012) … Himself - Guest
 
2012 YourGeekNews.com (TV series documentary)
Himself
 
2011 Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (documentary)
Himself
 
2010 Bandwagon: The Series (TV series)
Himself
 
2009 This American Life Live! (TV movie)
Himself
 
2009 The 1st Annual Streamy Awards (TV movie)
Himself - Winner: Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series
 
2008 Commentary! The Musical (video short)
Himself (voice)
 
2008 The Making of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2008 The Write Environment (TV series)
Himself
 
2008 Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon (TV documentary short)
Himself
 
2007 Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (TV documentary)
Himself
 
2006 06 Spaceys (TV special)
Himself
 
2006 HypaSpace (TV series documentary)
Himself
Episode #5.96 (2006) … Himself
 
2006 A Filmmaker's Journey (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2006 Joss Whedon: The Master at Play (video)
Himself
 
2005 Film '72 (TV series)
Himself
Episode dated 29 December 2005 (2005) … Himself
Episode dated 3 October 2005 (2005) … Himself
 
2005 What's in a Firefly (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2005 Re-Lighting the Firefly (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2005 Future History: The Story of Earth That Was (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2005 Magacine (TV series)
Himself
Episode dated 21 October 2005 (2005) … Himself
 
2005 Sci Fi Inside: 'Serenity' (TV movie)
Himself
 
2005 Rove Live (TV series)
Himself
Episode #6.32 (2005) … Himself
 
2005 Shootout (TV series)
Himself
Episode #2.36 (2005) … Himself
 
2005 Halos & Horns: Recurring Villainy (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2005 'Angel': The Final Season (video documentary)
Himself
 
2004 'Buffy': Season 7 Overview (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2004 Malice in Wonderland: Wolfram & Hart (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2004 Last Looks: The Hyperion Hotel (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2004 Fatal Beauty and the Beast (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2004 'Angel': Season 4 Overview (video documentary)
Himself
 
2004 'Buffy': Season 6 Overview (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2003 Serenity: The 10th Character (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2003 'Buffy': Season 5 Overview (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2003 Here's How It Was: The Making of 'Firefly' (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2003 One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (video documentary)
Himself
 
2003 The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (TV documentary)
Himself
 
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (Video Game)
Himself (voice)
 
2003 'Buffy': Season 4 Overview (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2003 Biography (TV series documentary)
Himself
 
2003 'Buffy': Season 3 Overview (video documentary short)
Himself
 
2002 The 'Alien' Saga (TV documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 
2002 'Buffy': Season 2 Overview (video documentary short)
Himself
 
Show ShowArchive Footage (1 title)
2012 Made in Hollywood (TV series)
 

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Personal Details

Other Works:

wrote an unused draft of X-Men (2000) See more »

Publicity Listings:

17 Interviews  | 19 Articles  | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joss 'The Boss' Whedon

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on death] Well, it is the one universal truth, and our culture is so terrified of it. I work in Hollywood , where people routinely chop their faces in order to look younger and look like shiny, scary monsters. And everybody says, Well, that's just fine. Death and life are part of the same thing. See more »

Trivia:

His wife, Kai Cole, gave birth to their son Arden on December 18, 2002. See more »

Trademark:

Tongue-in-cheek, witty writing style See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer