Zachary Adam "Zack" Whedon (born August 14, 1979) is an American screenwriter, film director, and comic book writer.

Zack Whedon
BornZachary Adam Whedon
(1979-08-14) August 14, 1979 (age 40)
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Alma materWesleyan University (B.A., 2002)
Notable worksDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Eliza Clark
(m. 2012)
RelativesTom Whedon (father)
Jed Whedon (brother)
Joss Whedon (brother)
John Whedon (grandfather)

Early lifeEdit

Whedon is from a family of writers: he is the son of screenwriter Tom Whedon, grandson of screenwriter John Whedon, and the brother of screenwriter/musician Jed Whedon and producer/director/writer Joss Whedon.[1]

He graduated in 2002 with a film degree from Wesleyan University where he served as president of the Eclectic Society.[citation needed]


His first professional work in television was as a production assistant on his brother Joss' series Angel.

Whedon joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as an assistant to executive producer David Milch for the first season in 2004. The series was created by Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Whedon returned as Milch's assistant for the second season in 2005. He also became a writer for the third and final season in 2006 when he co-wrote the episode "Amateur Night" with writer's assistant Nick Towne.[2] Whedon and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the third season.

He also wrote and acted in an episode of Milch's next series John from Cincinnati.[episode needed]

Alongside his brothers Joss and Jed, he co-created and co-wrote the parody musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. He has worked on the FOX science-fiction series Fringe and the AMC drama Rubicon.[3]

In Jan 2014, Dark Horse Comics released Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, a six-issue comic book series written by Whedon with art by Georges Jeanty that continues the story of brother Joss's cult television show Firefly, and its subsequent film adaptation Serenity. The comic is also executive produced by Joss Whedon and continues the story roughly 39 weeks after the events of the film.[4] He is also a producer of the SundanceTV drama The Red Road and the AMC drama Halt and Catch Fire.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2012, Whedon married screenwriter and playwright Eliza Clark. The two met while writing for the TV series Rubicon.[5]







Year Show Season Episode title Episode Notes
2015 Halt and Catch Fire 2 "Extract and Defend", "Limbo" 5, 8
2014 1 "Landfall", "The 214s" 6, 8
2013 Southland 5 "Off Duty", "Chaos" 5, 9
2010 Rubicon 1 "A Good Days Work" 11
"Look to the Ant" 6
2009 Fringe 1 "Unleashed" 16 Co-written with J. R. Orci
"The Transformation" 13 Co-written with J. R. Orci
2008 "The Dreamscape" 9 Co-written with Julia Cho
Commentary! The Musical Internet feature
Co-written with Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Joss Whedon
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 1 "Act III" 3 Co-written with Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Joss Whedon
2007 John from Cincinnati 1 "His Visit: Day Nine" 10
2006 Deadwood 3 "Amateur Night" 9


  1. ^ Katzoff, Tami (October 31, 2013). "'Serenity': Zack Whedon Continues 'Firefly' With A Very Pregnant Zoe". MTV. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Adam Davidson; Nick Towne & Zack Whedon (writers) (August 6, 2006). "Amateur Night". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 9. HBO.
  3. ^ "'Fringe': Transformation". Los Angeles Times. 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  4. ^ "'Serenity' Writer Zack Whedon Highlights Six Key Scenes Comic book continuation gets behind the scenes look on six key moments". 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  5. ^ Capalbo, Abby (January 1, 2013). "Upstate New York Farm Wedding from Tracey Buyce Photography". Retrieved June 14, 2016.

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