John Ogden Whedon (November 5, 1905 – November 21, 1991) was an American screenwriter. He was best known for his writing for the television series The Donna Reed Show during the 1950s. Whedon wrote for The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Leave It To Beaver. He was the father of screenwriter Tom Whedon. He was the grandfather of screenwriter and director Joss Whedon and screenwriter Zack Whedon.