Jed Whedon

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Jed Whedon
Jed Whedon at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Whedon at PaleyFest 2014
Born Jed Tucker Whedon
(1974-07-18) July 18, 1974 (age 40)
The The United States
Occupation Writer, musician
Spouse(s) Maurissa Tancharoen
Relatives Tom Whedon (father); Zack Whedon, Joss Whedon (brothers); John Whedon (grandfather)

Jed Tucker Whedon (born July 18, 1974) is a American screenwriter and musician. Jed is from a family of writers: he is the son of screenwriter Tom Whedon, grandson of screenwriter John Whedon, and the brother of screenwriter Zack Whedon and producer/director/writer Joss Whedon. On April 19, 2009, he married fellow screenwriter Maurissa Tancharoen.

Career[edit]

Jed Whedon (fourth from left) with other cast and crew for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Alongside his brothers Joss and Zack and his then fiancée Maurissa Tancharoen, he co-created and co-wrote the musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It was the subject of a salute by The Paley Center for Media[1] and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs.[2]

Prior to Dr. Horrible, Jed composed scores for video games, and was a member of the now defunct Los Angeles-based band The Southland. In 2010, he released an album entitled History of Forgotten Things under the band name "Jed Whedon and the Willing". Assisting him on the album were his wife, Maurissa Tancharoen and their mutual friend Felicia Day.

With Felicia Day, he composed the music to the song "(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar" for the web series The Guild, the video for which he also directed.[3]

He and his wife Maurissa were staff writers on Dollhouse, the Fox series created by his older brother Joss, prior to its cancellation. They have since joined the staffs of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, co-created by former Mutant Enemy writer Steven S. DeKnight, and Drop Dead Diva.

Jed worked with his wife Maurissa and brother Joss on The Avengers.[4] He is currently a writer on the ABC show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Awards[edit]

For his work on Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Jed won two Streamy Awards for Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series and Best Original Music for a Web Series.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ " "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Alog Blog". PaleyFest. 
  2. ^ "2009 Emmy winners". LA Times. 
  3. ^ "Love Dr. Horrible? Check out Felicia Day's Avatar". SciFi Wire. August 17, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://whedonesque.com/comments/28797
  5. ^ "1st Annual Streamy Award Nominees & Winners". Retrieved January 7, 2013. 

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