(born June 23
), is the creator of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
and of the Dark Horse Comics
. He received a film degree from Wesleyan University
, and after moving to Los Angeles
, got his first writing job on the television series Roseanne
His series Buffy the Vampire Slayer has received critical acclaim, with the episode "Hush" receiving an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding writing in a drama series in 2000. Whedon wrote and directed the musical episode entitled "Once More, with Feeling", featuring the show's original cast singing the parts.
Joss is the son of Tom Whedon, a successful screenwriter for The Golden Girls in the 1980s, and the grandson of John Whedon[?], a writer for The Donna Reed Show[?] in the 1950s.
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