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Joss Hill Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964, in New York) is the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and Serenity.

In addition to writing and directing, Joss has had a couple of cameos in his shows Buffy, Angel, and Firefly, and had a guest role in an episode of Veronica Mars.

Years after having his script for the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer filmed, Whedon revived the concept as a television series of the same name. Buffy the Vampire Slayer went on to become a critical and cult hit, with the episode "Hush" (written by Whedon) receiving an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding writing in a drama series in 2000.

Whedon wrote and directed the musical episode "Once More, With Feeling", which featured the show's cast in singing and dancing roles and also received an Emmy Award nomination.

Angel was a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, featuring Buffy's vampire-with-a-soul boyfriend as the title character. It was created by Whedon in conjunction with David Greenwalt. Tim Minear also contributed at essential key junctures. Joss Whedon made a cameo appearance as the character 'Numfar' near the middle of its run. His image was also used to portray the off-screen character Mike Conley, rival to demon U.S. senator Helen Brucker

Whedon has written and co-written several movies including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Alien: Resurrection and Titan A.E.. He also wrote uncredited drafts or rewrites of Speed, Waterworld, Twister and X-Men, although, with the exception of Speed, little of Whedon's work remained in the final drafts of any of these screenplays. He wrote and directed Serenity, based on his television series Firefly. He wrote and directed the Marvel film Avengers in 2012 which was a massive hit. Marvel has commissioned him to create a television series based on their properties.

Whedon, a lifelong comic book fan, is the author of the Dark Horse Comics miniseries Fray which takes place in the far future of the Buffyverse.

Episodes Written, Directed and Acted

As creator/co-creator and executive producer of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Whedon was essentially involved in all episodes of both shows, often contributing concepts or lines of dialogue to episodes without specific credit. However, he is credited as being immediately involved in the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5


  • He makes cameo apparences in the following comics:


Due to the amount of his involvement with Season Eight, Whedon considers himself to executive produce the comics. Contrary to this with the Angel comics, he explained his vision of where he wanted to take the television series had it continued but then left it in the hands of the other writers. His specific writing credits include:


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