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CHRIS CARTER (Director/Writer/Producer) was described by Time Magazine as a "televisionary” and "seer, who has taken a concept about aliens and the search for the truth and created nothing less than a cultural phenomenon with millions of devoted fans around the world.”

Seen in sixty countries worldwide and the subject of countless internet sites, The X-Files ran a remarkable nine seasons on FOX, received an Emmy and three Golden Globe Awards for best television drama, the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting and 52 Emmy Award nominations. The impact of Carter's series is such that in 1997, Time named him one of "The 25 Most Influential People in America.”

As a writer, Carter has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Writers Guild Award, while as a director he has received an Emmy Award nomination and three Directors Guild nominations. Under his own Ten Thirteen Productions banner, Carter also created and served as executive producer of the FOX series Harsh Realm, Millennium and The Lone Gunmen – shows that continued the exploration of mystery and fear begun in The X-Files.

In the summer of 1998, The X-Files feature film, the first to be based on the series, was released by Twentieth Century Fox and went on to gross more than $187 million worldwide. Carter co-wrote and served as a producer of that film.

Carter was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburb of Bellflower, California, and worked his way through Long Beach State University, graduating in 1979 with a degree in journalism. An avid surfer, as he remains today, Carter began writing for Surfing magazine straight out of college. For the next five years, he traveled around the world both as a free-lance writer and as the magazine's associate editor, covering the life of surfing.

Carter began writing for Walt Disney Studios in 1985. In 1992 he landed a development deal at Twentieth Century Fox television and began developing and creating his own projects.

He lives in Malibu and Montecito with his wife, Dori.


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