Carter, Chris

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Carter, Chris Gender: M
Christopher Carl Carter
born on 13 October 1956 at 21:51 (= 9:51 PM )
Place Compton, California, 33n54, 118w13
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°41 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°17'

Chris Carter
photo: Olivier Laurent, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American creator and executive producer of the popular TV series "X-Files." The debut broadcast was 9/10/1993, 21:00 PDT, Vancouver, B.C. and since then it has evolved from a Friday night cult favorite to a dramatic series with high ratings, critical acclaim, numerous awards and a dedicated fan following. An X-Files feature film was released in 1998 and a second one is rumored after the TV show runs its course. "Millennium," a second dramatic series, was launched in 1996 by his production company Ten Thirteen. That show ended its run in May 1999 after three seasons. A new series, "Harsh Realm," debuted 10/08/1999 on FOX, was scheduled and promoted in a manner deemed unsatisfactory by fans and people in the industry, and was pulled from the schedule after three episodes aired.

The son of a construction worker and homemaker, (both deceased) he and his younger brother, Craig, grew up in a normal southern California suburb. Though Craig went on to become a professor at MIT, Chris was more interested in Little League as a pitcher – and surfing – which he discovered at 12. He worked his way through college as a production potter and in his sophomore year, he built a house from the ground up working with a carpenter. After graduating as a journalist in 1979, he bummed around the country as a golden skinned fanatic surfer, writing and editing for Surfing magazine.

In 1983 he met screenwriter Dori Pierson who encouraged him to finish his first movie script. It gained little notice but with the second script, he signed a three-picture deal with Disney, 1985 where he wrote and produced a number of TV movies such as "Meet the Munceys" and "Brat Patrol." He and Dori married in 1987 (no kids). A soft spoken but intense person, he has been described by others as a kind man, intelligent perfectionist, workaholic and quality control freak. Carter admits to being paranoid about loyalty and betrayal.

In 1992, he wrote his first vampire-werewolf epic for Twentieth Century Fox. Peter Roth signed him to an exclusive deal with Fox to develop new shows. Carter's idea for The X-Files was not an easy sell and he failed with his first pitch to corporate executives. Since then, he has became recognized as one of the most influential executives himself in the entertainment media and even People magazine joined his praise, selecting him as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People." Carter missed the opening on 11/04/2001 of his hit show as he was off with seven buddies on a surfing trip in the Indonesian islands aboard a 75-ft yacht.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) worker relationship with Duchovny, David (born 7 August 1960). Notes: TV series, "The X-Files"


  • Social : End a program of study 1979 (Graduated college)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1983 (Dori Pierson)
  • Work : New Job 1985 (Worked for Disney on three picture contract)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1987 (Dori)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1992 (First sci-fi script written)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 10 September 1993 at 9:00 PM in Vancouver, Canada (Began X-Files TV series)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1996 (Beginning of "Millennium")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 (X-file feature film released)
  • Work : End Major Project May 1999 (End of "Millennium")
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 8 October 1999 (New series, "Harsh Realm")
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  • Social : Begin Travel 4 November 2001 (Traveling in Indonesian islands with friends)
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Source Notes

Source Notes:Frank Clifford quotes B.C. in Data Plus UK October 1997. (Formerly Barbara Taylor quoted Carter March/97; he did not know the time, said "late at night.")


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of two boys)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1987)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Impassioned surfer, yachting)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Own production company)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Executive producer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (X-Files)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor, surfing magazine)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous)