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Chris Carter is an American screenwriter, television and film producer, as well as a television and film director. How rich is Chris Carter? According to sources, Chris Carter’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. Chris Carter accumulated the majority of his net worth by having created a number of television series that instantly became popular among the audiences. Born in 1957, in Bellflower, California, Chris Carter attended California Beach University and graduated with a degree in journalism, which heavily contributed to his first job. Carter worked for a monthly “Surfing Magazine” and became an editor at the age of 28. He then proceeded to work there for thirteen years before trying himself out in the entertainment business.

Chris Carter Net Worth $40 Million

Carter’s work in television began in 1986 with the creation of “The B.R.A.T Patrol”, which was followed by “Meet the Munceys” in 1988. Eventually Carter met a then-president of the NBC network Brandon Tartikoff, and having signed the contract released several unproduced television pilots, including “Cameo by Night” with Sela Ward, “Brand New Life” and “Copter Cop”. Several years later, Carter began working on a show that significantly boosted his earning, and, as a result, his net worth as well.

In 1993 with a budget of $2 million, Carter created a now popular science fiction horror drama series “The X-Files”. The show with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in leading roles slowly built its popularity and won its first Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. “The X-Files” broke the record for the highest price paid by the network to air re-runs with 600 thousand paid by FX network for a single episode. Carter’s ability to negotiate profitable contracts is one of the reasons for his $40 million net worth. Following the success of “The X-Files”, Carter ventured on to create another horror and supernatural drama series titled “Millennium”. The main characters in the show that revolves around the life of an FBI agent were portrayed by Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher and Klea Scott. Unfortunately, even though the show seemed to be promising, as it premiered with impressive ratings, the viewership began to decline and it was cancelled after three seasons and a total of 67 episodes. Not as successful as its predecessor, the show still plays an important part in Carter’s directing history and bears a contribution to his total net worth.

In addition to creating television series, Chris Carter tried his luck in making movies, some of which include “The X-Files” film that grossed over $189 million worldwide and “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”. Carter then launched a spin-off series of “The X-Files” titled “The Lone Gunman”. A director, producer and a screenwriter with an estimated net worth of $40 million, Chris Carter has been a nominee for several awards for his contributions to the entertainment industry, including Emmy Awards, Edgar Awards, British Academy Television Awards and Directors Guild of America Awards. Chris Carter is currently said to be writing and directing an upcoming movie titled “Fencewalker” that will feature Natalie Dormer and Katie Cassidy.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-Files TV Series created by - 206 episodes, 1993 - 2016 written by - 65 episodes, 1993 - 2016 teleplay by - 6 episodes, 1995 - 2002 story by - 4 episodes, 1995 - 2002 story - 1 episode, 2016 teleplay - 1 episode, 2016
The After 2014 TV Movie creator - uncredited / written by
The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody 2010 Video based on the characters created by
The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody 2009 Video based on the characters created by
The X Files: I Want to Believe 2008 television series "The X-Files" / written by
Threads of Mythology, Part 4 2005 Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 3 2005 Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 2 2005 Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 1 2005 Video documentary short
The X Files: Resist or Serve 2004 Video Game creator
The Lone Gunmen TV Series created by - 13 episodes, 2001 written by - 2 episodes, 2001
Harsh Realm TV Series created by - 9 episodes, 1999 - 2000 written by - 4 episodes, 1999 - 2000
Millennium TV Series created by - 67 episodes, 1996 - 1999 written by - 7 episodes, 1996 - 1999
The X-Files Game 1998 Video Game story
The X Files 1998 screenplay / story
Inside the X Files 1998 TV Special documentary creator "X Files, The"
Secrets of the X Files, Part 2 1996 TV Special documentary creator "X-Files, The"
The XXX Files: Lust in Space 1995 Video based on the characters created by
Secrets of the X Files, Part 1 1995 TV Special documentary creator "X-Files, The"
Midnight Caller 1991 TV Series written by - 1 episode
A Brand New Life 1989-1990 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color TV Series 1 episode, 1988 written by - 1 episode, 1986
Rags to Riches 1987 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Cameo by Night 1987 TV Movie written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-Files 1993-2016 TV Series executive producer - 207 episodes
The After 2014 TV Movie executive producer
The X Files: I Want to Believe 2008 producer
The Lone Gunmen 2001 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Harsh Realm 1999-2000 TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Millennium 1996-1999 TV Series executive producer - 67 episodes
The X Files 1998 producer
Inside the X Files 1998 TV Special documentary executive producer
Secrets of the X Files, Part 2 1996 TV Special documentary executive producer
A Brand New Life 1989 TV Series executive producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1988 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Rags to Riches 1987-1988 TV Series co-producer - 12 episodes
Cameo by Night 1987 TV Movie producer - as Christopher C. Carter

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-Files 1994-2016 TV Series 13 episodes
The After 2014 TV Movie
The X Files: I Want to Believe 2008
Threads of Mythology, Part 4 2005 Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 3 2005 Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 2 2005 Video documentary short
Rags to Riches 1987 TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Files: I Want to Believe 2008 Man Sitting in Hospital Hallway (uncredited)
The Lone Gunmen 2001 TV Series Man on Street Corner
The X-Files 1995-2000 TV Series Cinema Audience / Another Agent

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-Files: Re-Opened 2015 TV Special documentary short thanks
Book of the Senseless 2015 Short special thanks
Raiding the Lost Ark: A Filmumentary 2012 Documentary many thanks
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Chasing the Dragon: Academy Group Inc. 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Tilt 2003 Short special thanks
The Big Brass Ring 1999 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Millennium After the Millennium 2016 Documentary Himself
43:45 - The Makings of a Struggle 2016 Video documentary Himself - Creator / Writer / Director / ...
Season X 2016 Video documentary Himself - Creator / Writer / Director / ...
Last Call with Carson Daly 2016 TV Series Himself
The X-Files: Re-Opened 2015 TV Special documentary short Himself - Creator / Writer / Director
The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
That Hashtag Show 2013 TV Series Himself
On Story 2013 TV Series Himself
FOX 25th Anniversary Special 2012 TV Movie Himself
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Creator, The X-Files
Make or Break TV 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself
Threads of Mythology, Part 4 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Threads of Mythology, Part 3 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Threads of Mythology, Part 2 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Threads of Mythology, Part 1 2005 Video documentary short Himself
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Creator & Writer & Exec. Producer
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Creator & Writer & Exec. Producer
Inside 'Harsh Realm' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Creator / Writer / Executive Producer
Millennium: Creating the Logo & Title Sequence 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Order in Chaos: Making Millennium - Season One 2004 Video documentary Himself
The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth' 2004 Video documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory 2003 Documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001 TV Series Himself
The 1999 Annual Golden Laurel Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner
The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The X-Files Movie Special 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Inside the X Files 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Millennium: Fact & Fiction 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
Secrets of the X Files, Part 2 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best TV-Series - Drama

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Television
1999 Nova Award PGA Awards Most Promising Producer in Television The X Files (1993)
1996 Monitor International Monitor Awards Film Originated Television Series - Director The X Files (1993)
1995 Universe Reader's Choice Award Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, USA Best Direction for a Genre TV Series The X Files (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best International (Programme or Series) The X Files (1993)
1999 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night The X Files (1993)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series The X Files (1993)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series The X Files (1993) rw-goodwin-(executive-producer) frank-spotnitz-(co-executive-producer) vince-gilligan-(supervising-producer) ken-horton-(consulting-producer) joseph-patrick-finn rob-bowman kim-manners paul-rabwin lori-jo-nemhauser-(co-producer) john-shiban-(co-producer)-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="R.W. Goodwin (executive producer) Frank Spotnitz (co-executive producer) Vince Gilligan (supervising producer) Ken Horton (consulting producer) Joseph Patrick Finn Rob Bowman Kim Manners Paul Rabwin Lori Jo Nemhauser (co-producer) John Shiban (co-producer)">R.W. Goodwin (executive producer) Frank Spotnitz (co-executive producer) Vince Gilligan (supervising producer) Ken Horton (consulting producer) Joseph Patrick Finn Rob Bowman Kim Manners Paul Rabwin Lori Jo Nemhauser (co-producer) John Shiban (co-producer)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series The X Files (1993)
1998 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night The X Files (1993)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series The X Files (1993) rw-goodwin-(executive-producer) howard-gordon-(executive-producer) james-wong-(consulting-producer) glen-morgan-(consulting-producer) ken-horton-(consulting-producer) joseph-patrick-finn-(producer) rob-bowman-(producer) kim-manners-(producer) paul-rabwin-(co-producer) frank-spotnitz-(co-producer) vince-gilligan-(co-producer) lori-jo-nemhauser-(associate-producer)-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="R.W. Goodwin (executive producer) Howard Gordon (executive producer) James Wong (consulting producer) Glen Morgan (consulting producer) Ken Horton (consulting producer) Joseph Patrick Finn (producer) Rob Bowman (producer) Kim Manners (producer) Paul Rabwin (co-producer) Frank Spotnitz (co-producer) Vince Gilligan (co-producer) Lori Jo Nemhauser (associate producer)">R.W. Goodwin (executive producer) Howard Gordon (executive producer) James Wong (consulting producer) Glen Morgan (consulting producer) Ken Horton (consulting producer) Joseph Patrick Finn (producer) Rob Bowman (producer) Kim Manners (producer) Paul Rabwin (co-producer) Frank Spotnitz (co-producer) Vince Gilligan (co-producer) Lori Jo Nemhauser (associate producer)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series The X Files (1993) john-shiban-(writer) frank-spotnitz-(writer) vince-gilligan-(writer)-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="John Shiban (writer) Frank Spotnitz (writer) Vince Gilligan (writer)">John Shiban (writer) Frank Spotnitz (writer) Vince Gilligan (writer)
1996 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Episodic Drama The X Files (1993)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series The X Files (1993) rw-goodwin-(co-executive-producer) howard-gordon-(co-executive-producer) joseph-patrick-finn rob-bowman kim-manners paul-rabwin-(co-producer)-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="R.W. Goodwin (co-executive producer) Howard Gordon (co-executive producer) Joseph Patrick Finn Rob Bowman Kim Manners Paul Rabwin (co-producer)">R.W. Goodwin (co-executive producer) Howard Gordon (co-executive producer) Joseph Patrick Finn Rob Bowman Kim Manners Paul Rabwin (co-producer)
1996 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night The X Files (1993)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series The X Files (1993) rw-goodwin-(co-executive-producer) james-wong-(co-executive-producer) glen-morgan-(co-executive-producer) howard-gordon-(supervising-producer) rob-bowman-(producer) david-nutter-(producer) joseph-patrick-finn-(producer) kim-manners-(producer) paul-rabwin-(co-producer)-net-worth/" target="_blank" title="R.W. Goodwin (co-executive producer) James Wong (co-executive producer) Glen Morgan (co-executive producer) Howard Gordon (supervising producer) Rob Bowman (producer) David Nutter (producer) Joseph Patrick Finn (producer) Kim Manners (producer) Paul Rabwin (co-producer)">R.W. Goodwin (co-executive producer) James Wong (co-executive producer) Glen Morgan (co-executive producer) Howard Gordon (supervising producer) Rob Bowman (producer) David Nutter (producer) Joseph Patrick Finn (producer) Kim Manners (producer) Paul Rabwin (co-producer)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series The X Files (1993)
1995 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Television Episode The X Files (1993)


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#Fact
1 Lives in Santa Barbara, California.
2 Under tremendous time crunch, Carter did an all-night audio mix session to finish The X-Files (1993) pilot, which was to be shown to Fox executives the following morning. That night, he ended up sleeping on a couch in the Fox Studios lobby.
3 Pitched The X-Files (1993) to Brandon Tartikoff at NBC, but Tartikoff turned it down.
4 Two of his attempts for crossovers with other television shows failed for the same reasons. The first attempt was to crossover The X-Files (1993) with CBS's Picket Fences (1992), however, CBS feared losing ratings to the newer network. The second attempt was to crossover with the WB's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), but Fox also feared losing ratings to the newer network. In both cases, each show's executive producer was on board: David E. Kelley and Joss Whedon respectively.
5 His brother, W. Craig Carter, is a Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
6 Has considered titling his eventual and as-yet-unwritten autobiography "Fridays At Nine," the timeslot for the shows he's created, due to their mix of successes and failures.
7 He is a Godfather of Gillian Anderson and Clyde Klotz's daughter Piper Maru.

#Quote
1 You long for writers like Neil Gaiman. His vision is so personal and idiosyncratic, and unexpected.
2 I had been to Vancouver a few years prior to bringing The X-Files (1993) there ... so, as a filmmaker, it wasn't a discovery for me because I had friends who knew the area and had shot there before. ...Vancouver really became my home away from home, and to this day I still own a house there.
3 The television business changed a lot from when I did The X-Files (1993) to when we did Harsh Realm (1999). Television took on the characteristics of the feature film industry, where, if the show didn't open 'big' out-of-the-gate...it was canceled, immediately.
4 It takes crazy attention to detail if you want something to be good.
5 People thought the storyline and characters for The X-Files (1993) made it a 'dark' show, but I never saw it that way. I always thought Mulder and Scully were the light in dark places.
6 Fox canceling Harsh Realm (1999) wasn't a surprise to me because it was a very expensive show...it was just disappointing the series didn't have a chance to prove itself.
7 The day I swan around in expensive suits is the day I hope someone puts a bullet in my head.


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