“Passion, it lies in all of us.”
“I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.”
Joseph Hill “Joss” Whedon was born on this day in New York, New York, USA in 1964. He is 49 years old.
He is the middle son of Tom and Lee Whedon. He has two older brothers, Sam and Matthew, and two younger brothers , Jed and Zach. Joss, Jed and Zach followed their father and grandfather (John) and became screenwriters. Joss went to Riverdale Country School before attending Winchester College and graduating from Wesleyan University in 1987.
In less than a decade Whedon had written and sold his first major network show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Angel, a spin off followed in 1999.
The delightful, sarcastic and original space western, Firefly, was next. the Fox network cancelled the show before the end of the first season, but fan support eventually resulted in the movie, Serenity.
He co wrote Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog during the writer’s strike of 2007/2008. He self financed the project and even co wrote the music with his brother Jed.
His current project is a modernized version of Much Ado About Nothing.
Alas we are cable limited for the next couple of days. I’ve had to do this on my iPad, and I’ve learned that is not the way to go.