- After college, worked for Surfing magazine for five years.
- Decided to become a filmmaker after seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark six times in six days.
- Mother's maiden name is Mulder.
- Named his production company, Ten Thirteen Productions, after his birth date.
- While filming the Millennium pilot, he paid $65,000 out of his own pocket to complete a scene when filming went a day longer than planned.
- Enjoys surfing in his spare time.
- 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
- Piper Maru Anderson — Godchild
- Craig Carter — Brother
- Catherine Carter — Mother
- William Carter — Father
- Dori Pierson — Wife
- California State University, Long Beach, CA (BA in Journalism, 1979)
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- Birth Name: Christopher C. Carter
- Birth Place: Bellflower, CA
- Profession: Producer, Writer, Director
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