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Frank Charles Spotnitz (born November 11, 1960) is an American television writer and executive producer, known for his work on The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen.

Spotnitz joined The X-Files writing team in 1994, and quickly became involved not only in developing the series’ stand-alone episodes, but its elaborate “mythology” storyline dealing with government conspiracy and aliens.

He directed two episodes and wrote or co-wrote more than 40 installments, including the Emmy-nominated Memento Mori (with Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, and John Shiban) in 1997. Other honors accorded Spotnitz for his work on the series include Golden Globe wins for Best Dramatic Series, a Peabody Award, and three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series.

Spotnitz worked on The X-Files for eight of its nine seasons, including four years as executive producer and three as president of Carter's Ten Thirteen Productions.

Spotnitz also worked on The X-Files: I Want to Believe, with Chris Carter. The second 'X-Files' film was in the vein of the standalone "Monster of the Week" episodes of the series, unlike the previous film which was a "mytharc" story.

Spotnitz also wrote a story for the first comic Annual that was created by IDW Publishing.

Credits[]

The X-Files[]

Episode Credit
Season 2
Writer
Season 3
  • "Nisei"
    (writer w/ Chris Carter and Howard Gordon)
  • "731"
Writer/Story Editor
Story Editor
Season 4
Writer/Co-Producer
Co-Producer
Season 5
Writer/Co-Executive Producer
Co-Executive Producer
The X-Files: Fight the Future Writer
Season 6
Writer/Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Season 7
  • "Closure"
    (writer w/ Chris Carter)
  • "Theef"
    (writer w/ Vince Gilligan and John Shiban)
Writer/Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Season 8
Director/Writer/Executive Producer
Writer/Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Season 9
Director/Writer/Executive Producer
Writer/Executive Producer
Executive Producer
The X-Files: I Want to Believe Writer

Millennium[]

Episode Credit
Season 1
Writer/Co-Producer
Co-Producer
Season 3
Writer/Co-Executive Producer
Co-Executive Producer

The Lone Gunmen[]

Episode Credit
Season 1
Writer/Executive Producer
Executive Producer

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