Joss Hill Whedon
(born Joseph Hill Whedon
on June 23, 1964 in New York) is an Academy Award-nominated American writer, director, executive producer, and creator/Head Writer of the well-known television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, and Firefly
. He has also written several film scripts and several comic book series. After finishing at Winchester College in England, he went on to receive a film degree from Wesleyan University in 1987.