Joss Whedon Biography (1964?-)

Full name, Joseph Whedon; born June 23, 1964 (some sources cite 1965), in NewYork, NY; son of Tom Whedon (a television producer and writer); grandson ofJohn Whedon (a playwright, librettist, and television writer); married Kai Cole (a textile and interior designer). Addresses: Office: Mutant Enemy,Inc., P.O. Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213.; Agent: Chris Harbert, CreativeArtists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: c/oAngel Productions, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, director, writer, composer, lyricist
Birth Details
June 23, 1964?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Story editor, Roseanne, ABC, 1989-1990
  • Coproducer, Parenthood, NBC, 1990
  • Creator and executive producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB,1996-2001, then UPN, 2001-2003
  • Creator and executive producer, Angel (also known as Angel: TheSeries), The WB, 1999
  • Creator and executive producer, Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • Creator and executive producer, Ripper, UPN, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fox, 1997
  • Director, Ripper, UPN, 2002
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffythe Vampire Slayer: The Series), multiple episodes, The WB, 1996-2001, then UPN, 2001-2003
  • "City Of," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB,1999
  • "Untouched," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2000
  • "Waiting in the Wings," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2001
  • "Spin the Bottle," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series),The WB, 2002
  • "Serenity," Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • "The Train Job," Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • "Objects in Space," Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Voice of newscaster, "I, Robot--You, Jane," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB, 1997
  • Numfar, "Through the Looking Glass," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2001
  • Specials
  • Buffy's Back, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • The Alien Saga, 2002
  • Film Producer
  • Grampire, 1992
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Pilots
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fox, 1997
  • (With Jane Espenson) Ripper, UPN, 2002
  • Television Episodes
  • Roseanne, ABC, multiple episodes, 1989-1990
  • "The Plague," Parenthood, NBC, 1990
  • "Small Surprises," Parenthood, NBC, 1990
  • (With David Tyron King) "Fun for Kids," Parenthood, NBC, 1991
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffythe Vampire Slayer: The Series), multiple episodes, The WB, 1996-2001, then UPN, 2001-2003
  • (With David Greenwalt) "City Of," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 1999
  • (With Tim Minear) "Sanctuary," Angel (also known as Angel: TheSeries), The WB, 2000
  • "Waiting in the Wings," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2002
  • "Spin the Bottle," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series),The WB, 2002
  • "Serenity," Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • "The Train Job," Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • "Objects in Space," Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • "Our Mrs. Reynolds," Firefly, Fox, 2002
  • Television Music
  • Series
  • Composer of main title theme music, "Ballad of Serenity," Firefly,Fox, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Song composer and lyricist, "Once More, with Feeling," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), UPN, 2001
  • Song composer and lyricist, "Selfless," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series),UPN, 2002
  • Screenplays
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Grampire, 1992
  • (With others) Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • (With others) Waterworld, Universal, 1995
  • Toy Story, Buena Vista, 1995
  • (With others) Twister (also known as Catch the Wind), Universal, 1996
  • Alien: Resurrection (also known as Alien 4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Titan A.E. (animated; also known as Titan: After Earth), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Film Music
  • Lyricist, "My Lullaby," The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (animated), 1998
  • Other
  • Creator and writer of the comic book "Fray," published by Dark Horse.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, released by Buena Vista in 2001, was based on a story by Whedon.
OTHER SOURCES
    Periodicals
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fall, 2000, p. 66; summer, 2001, pp. 58-61; March, 2002, pp. 38-41; June, 2002, p. 6; December, 2002, pp. 12-15, 26-30
    • Cinefantastique, May, 1997; March, 1999, pp. 16-17, 19
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 25, 1997, pp. 23-24; June 14, 2002, p.75
    • Mediaweek, February 17, 1997, pp. 9-10
    • Starlog, April, 1997

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