This page contains Chris' Biography, which includes pretty much everything I've been able to find out on him and his life, and also his Filmography, which is basically all the stuff he's worked on over the years. Maybe surprisingly for some people, the first thing he worked on was not The X-Files...


D.O.B.: 13/10/56 (or 10/13, depending where you live *g*)

Born in Belleflower, CA, Chris Carter graduated from the California State University at Long Beach with a degree in journalism. Formerly a freelance journalist and editor of "Surfing" magazine, Carter began his career as a screenwriter in 1985 at The Walt Disney Studios.

In 1992 Carter began developing projects for Twentieth Century Fox Television, creating The X-Files, which was the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Drama in 1995 and 1997, Emmy-nominated three times for Best Drama, and winner of a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. In 1996 he created the series Millennium and in 1999 Harsh Realm.

For his work on The X-Files, Carter has received three Golden Globe Awards (1994, 1996, 1997), a Writers Guild nomination, two Directors Guild nominations, and an Emmy Award nomination.



1986-The B.R.A.T. Patrol (TV)

1993 to Present-The X-Files (TV) (See Episode Writer Credits Below)

1996 to 1999-Millennium (TV) (See Episode Writer Credits Below)

1998-The X-Files Game (VG)

1998-The X-Files: Fight The Future (Movie, Story)

1999-Harsh Realm (TV) (See Episode Writer Credits Below)

Specific Television Episodes Written by Chris:

The X-Files-

Pilot Episode

Deep Throat

The Jersey Devil



Young At Heart (co-wrote)

Miracle Man (co-wrote)

Darkness Falls

The Erlenmeyer Flask

The Host

Duane Barry

Red Museum



F. Emasculata (co-wrote)


The Blessing Way


The List

Nisei (co-wrote)


Piper Maru (co-wrote)

Apocrypha (co-wrote)

Talitha Cumi


Tunguska (co-wrote)

Terma (co-wrote)

Memento Mori (co-wrote)

Unrequited (co-wrote)

Tempus Fugit (co-wrote)

Max (co-wrote)


Redux I

Redux II

The Post-Modern Prometheus

Chinga (co-wrote)

Patient X (co-wrote)

The Red and The Black (co-wrote)

The End

The Beginning


How The Ghosts Stole Christmas

Two Fathers (co-wrote)

One Son (co-wrote)

Biogenesis (co-wrote)

The Sixth Extinction

The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (co-wrote)

Sein Und Zeit (co-wrote)

Closure (co-wrote)

Fight Club



S1, E1 Pilot (aka The Frenchman and Who Cares?)

S1, E2 Gehenna

S1, E8 The Well-Worn Lock

S1, E18 Lamentation

S3, E3 TEOTWAWKI (co-writer)

S3, E13 Antipas (co-writer)

S3, E19 Seven and One (co-writer)

Harsh Realm-

S1, E1 Pilot

S1, E2 Leviathan

S1, E3 Inga Fossa

S1, E8 Cincinnati


1987-Rags To Riches (TV, Co-Wrote)

1987-Cameo By Night (TV)

1993 to Present-The X-Files (TV, Executive)

1996-1999-Millennium (TV, Executive)

1998-The X-Files: Fight The Future (Movie)

1999-Harsh Realm (TV, Executive)


1993 to Present-The X-Files (TV)

Notable Guest Appearances:

Playing 'Another Agent' (Uncredited) in the X-Files episode 'Anasasi'

Playing a cinema-goer in the X-Files episode 'Hollywood A.D.'


1987-Rags To Riches (TV)


1993-The X-Files (TV)

1996-Millennium (TV)

1999-Harsh Realm (TV)