Jed Whedon

Jed Whedon

Whedon at PaleyFest 2014
Born Jed Tucker Whedon
(1974-07-18) July 18, 1974
Occupation Writer, musician
Spouse(s) Maurissa Tancharoen (m. 2009)
Children 1
Relatives Tom Whedon (father); Zack Whedon, Joss Whedon (brothers); John Whedon (grandfather)

Jed Tucker Whedon (born July 18, 1974) is an American screenwriter and musician, and the son of screenwriter Tom Whedon, grandson of screenwriter John Whedon, and the brother of screenwriter Zack Whedon and producer/director/writer Joss Whedon.


Jed Whedon (middle back) 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, Whedon 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 songs "(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar" and I'm the one that's cool for the web series The Guild, the videos 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.

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

In 2016 his band, Jed Whedon and the Willing, released their second studio album titled Like Snow.


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

Personal life

On April 19, 2009, he married fellow screenwriter Maurissa Tancharoen. Their first child, daughter Bennie Sue Whedon, was born in June 2015.

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