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Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
Birth name: Joseph Hill Whedon
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Producer; Executive producer; Director; Writer
Date of birth: June 23rd, 1964
Place of birth: New York City, New York
1st Horror: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Joss Whedon is an American film and television director, producer and writer. He is responsible for creating the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise as well as several other programs including Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. Joss was born Joseph Hill Whedon in New York City, New York on June 23rd, 1964.

Whedon developed and wrote the screenplay for the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer film directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui. Although the film received poor reviews from critics, Whedon re-invented the concept for a television series, which began airing in 1997. Buffy the Vampire Slayer went on to become a critical and cult hit. Its episode "Hush", which was written and directed by Whedon, received an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding writing in a drama series in 2000. The show ran for five seasons on The WB Network before being relocated to the UPN Network for its final two seasons, after a bidding war for the broadcast rights.

Body of work Edit

Film Edit

Film Year Role
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 Writer
Alien: Resurrection 1997 Writer

Television Edit

Programs

Series Years Role
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997-2003 Executive producer; Director; Writer
Angel 1999-2004 Executive producer; Director; Writer

As a director Edit

Angel Edit

  1. Angel: City of...
  2. Angel: Untouched
  3. Angel: Waiting in the Wings
  4. Angel: Spin the Bottle
  5. Angel: Conviction
  6. Angel: A Hole in the World

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Edit

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Welcome to the Hellmouth
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Prophecy Girl
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: When She Was Bad
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lie to Me
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Innocence
  6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Becoming (Part 1)
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Becoming (Part 2)
  8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Anne
  9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends
  10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland
  11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Graduation Day (Part 1)
  12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Graduation Day (Part 2)
  13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Freshman
  14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hush
  15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Who Are You?
  16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Restless
  17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Family
  18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Body
  19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift
  20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling
  21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen

Films Edit

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As a writer Edit

Angel Edit

  1. Angel: City of...
  2. Angel: I Fall to Pieces (Story by)
  3. Angel: Sanctuary
  4. Angel: Judgment (Story by)
  5. Angel: Happy Anniversary (Story by)
  6. Angel: Waiting in the Wings
  7. Angel: Spin the Bottle
  8. Angel: Conviction
  9. Angel: Smile Time (Story by)
  10. Angel: A Hole in the World
  11. Angel: Not Fade Away

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Edit

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Welcome to the Hellmouth
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Harvest
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Nightmares (Story by)
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Out of Mind, Out of Sight (Story by)
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Prophecy Girl
  6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: When She Was Bad
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: School Hard (Story by)
  8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lie to Me
  9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Innocence
  10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Becoming (Part 1)
  11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Becoming (Part 2)
  12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Anne
  13. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends
  14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland
  15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Graduation Day (Part 1)
  16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Graduation Day (Part 2)
  17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Freshman
  18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hush
  19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Who Are You?
  20. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Restless
  21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Family
  22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Body
  23. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Gift
  24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, With Feeling
  25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lessons
  26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen

Films Edit

  1. Alien: Resurrection
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • For Alien: Resurrection, Joss Whedon went through five different versions of the final battle with the "Newborn" creature, the first four versions of which all took place on Earth in such settings as a hospital maternity ward, a giant junkyard, a snowy forest and cliffside, and a desert. He originally scripted the Newborn creature as a four-legged, eyeless, bone-white creature with red veins running along the sides of its head. It had an inner jaw, similar to the all the other aliens. It also had a pair of pincers on the sides of his head. These pincers were used to hold its prey still as it drained the prey of blood with its inner jaw. The creature was also larger, nearly the size of the queen alien. In later script revisions, the creature was changed into a "more believable" hybrid of human and alien. [1]

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