Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Highest Rated: 67% The X-Files (1998)

Lowest Rated: 32% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Birthday: Oct 13, 1956

Birthplace: Bellflower, California, USA

Writer-producer-director Chris Carter was responsible not only for one of the biggest cult television hits of all time, but for also reviving the UFO phenomenon in popular culture. Carter gained early experience with Disney Studios scripting family friendly telefilms like "The B.R.A.T. Patrol" (ABC, 1986) and producing such projects as the short-lived sitcom "A Brand New Life" (NBC, 1989-1990). When given the chance to develop a series of his own, Carter combined his love of supernatural-suspense programs from a bygone era with a deeply ingrained distrust in authority to create "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). The exploits of two ideologically-opposed F.B.I. agents investigating the paranormal, it became an overnight cultural phenomenon and made stars of leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Armed with his newfound Hollywood clout, Carter later spun-off a second series, "Millennium" (Fox, 1996-99), a doomsday-themed thriller that, while critically praised, struggled. A successful feature film adaptation of "The X Files" (1998) temporarily improved his fortunes, although further series efforts like the short-lived "Harsh Realm" (Fox, 1999; FX, 2000) and "The Lone Gunmen" (Fox, 2001) found Carter struggling to move beyond "X Files" territory. With his feature film directorial debut, Carter attempted to recapture former glory, however, the critically maligned "The X Files: I Want to Believe" (2008) proved to be yet another misfire in a string of recent disappointments. Nonetheless, Carter's work on "The X Files" forever placed him in the upper-echelon of genre purveyors in the eyes of grateful fans.




No Score Yet No Score Yet Millennium After the Millennium Self - 2018
32% 32% The X-Files: I Want to Believe Director,
$21.0M 2008
67% 72% The X-Files Producer,
$83.9M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cameo by Night Screenwriter,
- 1987


74% 86% The X-Files Writer,
Executive Producer,
1993-2002 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2013
38% No Score Yet The Lone Gunmen Executive Producer 2001
47% No Score Yet Harsh Realm Executive Producer 1999-2000
No Score Yet 93% Millennium Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961