Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story (1995)

Lowest Rated: 36% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1964

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A third-generation television writer, it came as little surprise when scripter Joss Whedon followed in his relatives' footsteps, although his astonishing success as series creator, producer, screenwriter and feature film director surely impressed even his formidable family. Receiving his start as a writer on the sitcom "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997) and serving as a script doctor on several noted studio films, Whedon later created the cult hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03), developed from a campy horror comedy of the same name he had also written years earlier. With "Buffy," Whedon used the horror genre, combined with deft comedic touches, to explore the theme that life as an American teen could be pure hell. An instant cult favorite, it spurred Whedon on to create the "Buffy" spin-off, "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004). While his critically acclaimed sci-fi opus "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03) and its feature film sequel "Serenity" (2005) were poorly promoted by the studios, Whedon had plenty of other ideas to explore. Following another TV disappointment with the short-lived sci-fi adventure "Dollhouse" (Fox, 2009-2010), Whedon returned to film with a bang as a co-writer of the mind-bending horror movie, "Cabin in the Woods" (2012) and as the writer-director of the superhero blockbuster, "The Avengers" (2012) and its sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015). In between, his small-scale reimagining of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" (2012) was an imaginative busman's holiday filmed at his own home on digital video. Brilliantly combining genres like science fiction, fantasy, horror and Westerns, Whedon achieved his own level of cult status, even as he grew in stature as one of Hollywood's most innovative purveyors of popular entertainment.

Highest rated movies

A Place Among the Dead




40% 97% A Place Among the Dead JW (Character) - 2020
39% 68% Justice League Screenwriter $227.0M 2017
76% 82% Avengers: Age of Ultron Director,
$459.0M 2015
61% 69% In Your Eyes Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2014
87% 77% Much Ado About Nothing Director,
Film Editing,
Original Music
$4.3M 2012
91% 91% Marvel's the Avengers Director,
- 2012
92% 74% The Cabin in the Woods Screenwriter,
$42.0M 2011
82% 79% Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Executive Producer $34.7K 2011
No Score Yet 82% Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' Unknown (Character) - 2006
82% 91% Serenity Director,
$25.3M 2005
49% 54% Atlantis: The Lost Empire Writer - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantis: The Lost Empire Writer - 2001
50% 60% Titan A.E. Screenwriter $22.8M 2000
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Writer $47.7M 1997
100% 92% Toy Story Writer $31.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toy Story Writer - 1995
36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Writer $14.1M 1992


48% 84% The Nevers Executive Producer,
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director,
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2007-2008 2013
70% 71% Glee Director 2010
71% 83% Dollhouse Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 94% Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Executive Producer 2008
91% 78% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 90% Angel Director,
Executive Producer
77% 97% Firefly Executive Producer 2002-2003
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Director,
Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Writer 1990-1991
76% 71% Roseanne Writer 1989