Home / Celebrity Net Worth / Producers / Chris Carter Net Worth

Chris Carter Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Chris Carter?

Chris Carter net worth:
$40 Million

Ginger Baker

Lucille Ball

Webbie

Cote de Pablo

More net worths

Chris Carter Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.


More about Chris Carter:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-FilesTV 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 After2014TV Movie creator - uncredited / written by
The Sex Files 2: A Dark XXX Parody2010Video based on the characters created by
The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody2009Video based on the characters created by
The X Files: I Want to Believe2008television series "The X-Files" / written by
Threads of Mythology, Part 42005Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 32005Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 22005Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 12005Video documentary short
The X Files: Resist or Serve2004Video Game creator
The Lone GunmenTV Series created by - 13 episodes, 2001 written by - 2 episodes, 2001
Harsh RealmTV Series created by - 9 episodes, 1999 - 2000 written by - 4 episodes, 1999 - 2000
MillenniumTV Series created by - 67 episodes, 1996 - 1999 written by - 7 episodes, 1996 - 1999
The X-Files Game1998Video Game story
The X Files1998screenplay / story
Inside the X Files1998TV Special documentary creator "X Files, The"
Secrets of the X Files, Part 21996TV Special documentary creator "X-Files, The"
The XXX Files: Lust in Space1995Video based on the characters created by
Secrets of the X Files, Part 11995TV Special documentary creator "X-Files, The"
Midnight Caller1991TV Series written by - 1 episode
A Brand New Life1989-1990TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorTV Series 1 episode, 1988 written by - 1 episode, 1986
Rags to Riches1987TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Cameo by Night1987TV Movie written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-Files1993-2016TV Series executive producer - 207 episodes
The After2014TV Movie executive producer
The X Files: I Want to Believe2008producer
The Lone Gunmen2001TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Harsh Realm1999-2000TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Millennium1996-1999TV Series executive producer - 67 episodes
The X Files1998producer
Inside the X Files1998TV Special documentary executive producer
Secrets of the X Files, Part 21996TV Special documentary executive producer
A Brand New Life1989TV Series executive producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1988TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Rags to Riches1987-1988TV Series co-producer - 12 episodes
Cameo by Night1987TV Movie producer - as Christopher C. Carter

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-Files1994-2016TV Series 13 episodes
The After2014TV Movie
The X Files: I Want to Believe2008
Threads of Mythology, Part 42005Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 32005Video documentary short
Threads of Mythology, Part 22005Video documentary short
Rags to Riches1987TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X Files: I Want to Believe2008Man Sitting in Hospital Hallway (uncredited)
The Lone Gunmen2001TV SeriesMan on Street Corner
The X-Files1995-2000TV SeriesCinema Audience / Another Agent

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The X-Files: Re-Opened2015TV Special documentary short thanks
Book of the Senseless2015Short special thanks
Raiding the Lost Ark: A Filmumentary2012Documentary many thanks
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three2004Video documentary short special thanks
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two2004Video documentary short special thanks
Chasing the Dragon: Academy Group Inc.2004Video documentary short special thanks
Tilt2003Short special thanks
The Big Brass Ring1999special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Millennium After the Millennium2016DocumentaryHimself
43:45 - The Makings of a Struggle2016Video documentaryHimself - Creator / Writer / Director / ...
Season X2016Video documentaryHimself - Creator / Writer / Director / ...
Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself
The X-Files: Re-Opened2015TV Special documentary shortHimself - Creator / Writer / Director
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
That Hashtag Show2013TV SeriesHimself
On Story2013TV SeriesHimself
FOX 25th Anniversary Special2012TV MovieHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator, The X-Files
Make or Break TV2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Threads of Mythology, Part 42005Video documentary shortHimself
Threads of Mythology, Part 32005Video documentary shortHimself
Threads of Mythology, Part 22005Video documentary shortHimself
Threads of Mythology, Part 12005Video documentary shortHimself
End Game: Making 'Millennium' Season Three2004Video documentary shortHimself - Creator & Writer & Exec. Producer
Turn of the Tide: Making 'Millennium' Season Two2004Video documentary shortHimself - Creator & Writer & Exec. Producer
Inside 'Harsh Realm'2004Video documentary shortHimself - Creator / Writer / Executive Producer
Millennium: Creating the Logo & Title Sequence2004Video documentary shortHimself
Order in Chaos: Making Millennium - Season One2004Video documentaryHimself
The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth'2004Video documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory2003Documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001TV SeriesHimself
The 1999 Annual Golden Laurel Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future'1998Video documentary shortHimself
The X-Files Movie Special1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside the X Files1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Millennium: Fact & Fiction1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
Secrets of the X Files, Part 21996TV Special documentaryHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best TV-Series - Drama

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000Showmanship AwardPublicists Guild of AmericaTelevision
1999Nova AwardPGA AwardsMost Promising Producer in TelevisionThe X Files (1993)
1996MonitorInternational Monitor AwardsFilm Originated Television Series - DirectorThe X Files (1993)
1995Universe Reader's Choice AwardSci-Fi Universe Magazine, USABest Direction for a Genre TV SeriesThe X Files (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest International (Programme or Series)The X Files (1993)
1999DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightThe X Files (1993)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)· 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)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)
1998DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightThe X Files (1993)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)· 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)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)· John Shiban (writer)
· Frank Spotnitz (writer)
· Vince Gilligan (writer)
1996WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic DramaThe X Files (1993)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)· R.W. Goodwin (co-executive producer)
· Howard Gordon (co-executive producer)
· Joseph Patrick Finn
· Rob Bowman
· Kim Manners
· Paul Rabwin (co-producer)
1996DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - NightThe X Files (1993)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)· 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)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)
1995EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television EpisodeThe X Files (1993)


Looks like we don't have Chris Carter salary information. Sorry!


#Fact
1Lives in Santa Barbara, California.
2Under 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.
3Pitched The X-Files (1993) to Brandon Tartikoff at NBC, but Tartikoff turned it down.
4Two 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.
5His brother, W. Craig Carter, is a Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
6Has 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.
7He is a Godfather of Gillian Anderson and Clyde Klotz's daughter Piper Maru.

#Quote
1You long for writers like Neil Gaiman. His vision is so personal and idiosyncratic, and unexpected.
2I 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.
3The 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.
4It takes crazy attention to detail if you want something to be good.
5People 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.
6Fox 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.
7The day I swan around in expensive suits is the day I hope someone puts a bullet in my head.


Looks like we don't have Chris Carter trademarks information. Sorry!

Is Chris Carter's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

Adam Sandler Net Worth

American actor/comedian, screenwriter, film producer and musician Adam Richard Sandler was born on 9 September …