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Chris Carter Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher C. Carter
Birth Place:
Bellflower, California, United States
Producer, writer, director

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated


  • Craig Carter -- Brother
  • William Carter -- Father
  • Piper Maru Anderson -- Godchild
  • Catherine Carter -- Mother
  • Dori Pierson -- Wife