Jason Bateman Wikipedia

Jason Bateman
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Bateman at the Los Angeles premiere of Horrible Bosses in June 2011
BornJason Kent Bateman

(1969-01-14) January 14, 1969 (age 45)

Rye, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, film producer, television director
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Amanda Anka (2001–present)
RelativesJustine Bateman (sister)
Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director and producer who rose to prominence as a high-profile teen actor in the 1980s, in sitcoms such as Silver Spoons and The Hogan Family, before returning in the early 2000s in the role of Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, for which he won a TV Land Award, a Golden Globe, and two Satellite Awards. He has since established himself in Hollywood by appearing in several films, including The Kingdom, Juno, Hancock, Up in the Air, Paul, Horrible Bosses, and Identity Thief. He is the younger brother of actress Justine Bateman.


    Personal life

    Bateman was born in Rye, New York. His mother, Victoria Elizabeth, a former flight attendant for Pan Am, was English, born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. His father, Kent Bateman, is an actor, writer and director of film and television, and founder of a repertory stage in Hollywood. Bateman's older sister, Justine, is known for her work on the sitcom Family Ties. Bateman also has three half-brothers. Bateman was four years old when his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and later to California. Bateman told Best Life magazine that he and sister supported their parents with the paychecks they earned from their television shows; he also revealed that he was managed by his father until Bateman dissolved the business relationship at the age of 20.

    In 1987, Bateman won the celebrity portion of the Long Beach Grand Prix. Throughout the 1990s, he struggled with an addiction to alcohol and drugs; he stated in a 2009 interview that "it was like Risky Business for ten years".

    Bateman married Amanda Anka, daughter of singer Paul Anka, in July 2001. They have two daughters: Francesca Nora (born October 28, 2006) and Maple Sylvie (born February 10, 2012). In late 2005, he had surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat. The surgery required recovery time and halted production on Arrested Development, although enough episodes had been completed to get the show through the November sweeps period.[citation needed]



    Bateman with wife Amanda Anka in August 2011
    Bateman started his television career on Little House on the Prairie as James Cooper, an orphaned boy who, along with his sister, is adopted by the Ingalls family. From 1982 to 1984 he was a supporting character on the television show Silver Spoons as Ricky Schroder's "bad boy" best friend Derek Taylor. He appeared in the Knight Rider third-season episode "Lost Knight" in 1984, and a number of other small television roles. In 1987, he appeared with Burt Reynolds on the men's team in the inaugural week of game show Win, Lose or Draw. Jason earned the status of teen idol in the mid-1980s for his television work, most notably The Hogan Family (originally titled Valerie, Valerie's Family, The Hogans and finally The Hogan Family after Valerie Harper left the series). He became the Directors Guild of America's youngest-ever director when he helmed three episodes of The Hogan Family at the age of eighteen. After the series ended its run, he gained international recognition in the motion picture Teen Wolf Too, which was a box office failure. In 1994, he played opposite legendary actors Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn in the television film This Can't Be Love. During this period, he had roles on four series—Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends—none of which lasted longer than one season. He also directed an episode of Two of a Kind in 1999. In 2002, he played the frisky sibling of Thomas Jane's character in the feature film The Sweetest Thing.

    In 2003, Bateman was cast as Michael Bluth in the comedy series Arrested Development. Although critically acclaimed, the series never achieved high ratings and ended on February 10, 2006. The show was revived in spring 2013. Bateman won several awards for his work on the series, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. He was also nominated in 2005 for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. New episodes of Arrested Development have been released on Netflix with the original cast, including Bateman. Bateman performed commentary on the 2004 Democratic National Convention for The Majority Report with Arrested Development co-star David Cross, and hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live on February 12, 2005. In 2006, he appeared as a guest star on the Scrubs episode "My Big Bird" as Mr. Sutton, a garbage man with a flock of vicious ostriches as pets. In 2009, Bateman became a regular voice actor for the short-lived Fox comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up. He voiced Larry Littlejunk, the gym teacher and only staff member that can teach. In 2010, Bateman and Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett created "DumbDumb Productions," a production company focusing on digital content. Their first video was "Prom Date," the first in a series of "Dirty Shorts" for Orbit. In 2012, Bateman returned to his role of Michael Bluth for the revival of Arrested Development along with the rest of the original cast. The now-Netflix sponsored series released Season 4 on its Instant Watch website on May 26, 2013. The series is expected to continue its run as well as a potential feature film. For the new fourth season, Bateman was once again nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Bateman features in the video for Mumford and Sons song Hopeless Wanderer.


    Bateman at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
    In 2004, Bateman appeared in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story as ESPN 8 ("The Ocho") commentator Pepper Brooks, and in Starsky & Hutch as Kevin, Vince Vaughn's business partner. He reunited with Vaughn in 2006's The Break-Up. In 2007, he played former lawyer Rupert "Rip" Reed alongside Ben Affleck in Smokin' Aces, and also starred in The Kingdom, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and Juno. In 2008, he co-starred with Will Smith and Charlize Theron in the superhero film Hancock. Bateman's 2009 films included Extract, written and directed by Mike Judge, and Couples Retreat, reuniting with Vince Vaughn in a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort (Kristen Bell played his wife). In 2010, he starred in The Switch, a romantic comedy, with Jennifer Aniston. In 2011, he played the role of Special Agent Zoil in the comedy Paul, and starred in Horrible Bosses and The Change-Up. It was announced in January 2012 that a sequel to Horrible Bosses is in the works. In March 2012, Mansome, Bateman's first executive producer credit with Will Arnett, was announced as a Spotlight selection for the Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary, directed by Morgan Spurlock, is a comedic look at male identity as it is defined through men's grooming habits, featuring celebrity and expert commentary. He made a dramatic turn in 2012 with the thriller film Disconnect, and starred in the 2013 comedy film Identity Thief.

    In 2013, Bateman made his directorial debut with Bad Words. He is also set to direct and star in an adaptation of The Family Fang.


    1987Teen Wolf TooTodd HowardFilm debut
    1991Necessary RoughnessJarvis Edison
    1992Breaking the RulesPhil Stepler
    1999Love StinksJesse Travis
    2001Sol GoodeSpider
    2002The Sweetest ThingRoger Donahue
    2004Starsky and HutchKevin Jutsum
    Dodgeball: A True Underdog StoryPepper Brooks
    2006The Break-UpMark Riggleman
    Arthur and the InvisiblesDarkosVoice
    2007The ExChip Sanders
    Smokin' AcesRupert "Rip" Reed
    The KingdomAdam Leavitt
    JunoMark Loring
    Mr. Magorium's Wonder EmporiumHenry Weston
    2008The PromotionRetreat leader
    Forgetting Sarah MarshallAnimal Instincts detective
    HancockRay Embrey
    Tropic ThunderHimselfCameo
    2009State of PlayDominic Foy
    The Invention of LyingDoctorCameo
    Up in the AirCraig Gregory
    ExtractJoel Reynolds
    Couples RetreatJason Smith
    2010The SwitchWally Mars
    2011PaulAgent Lorenzo Zoil
    Horrible BossesNick Hendricks
    The Change-UpDave Lockwood / Mitch Planko
    2012Hit and RunOfficer Keith Yert
    The Longest WeekConrad Valmont
    2013Identity ThiefSandy Bigelow Patterson
    DisconnectRich Boyd
    2014Bad WordsGuy TrilbyAlso director
    This is Where I Leave YouJudd Foxman
    Horrible Bosses 2Nick HendricksFilming
    The Family FangBuster FangPre-production

    1981–1982Little House on the PrairieJames Cooper Ingalls21 episodes
    1982–1984Silver SpoonsDerek21 episodes
    1984Knight RiderDoug WainwrightEpisode: Lost Knight
    1984–1985It's Your MoveMatthew Burton18 episodes
    1985Robert Kennedy & His TimesJoe Kennedy IIIMiniseries
    1986Mr. BelvedereSeanEpisode: Rivals
    St. ElsewhereTim MoynihanEpisode: You Beta Your Life
    The Wonderful World of DisneySteve TilbyEpisode: The Thanksgiving Promise
    1986–1991The Hogan FamilyDavid Hogan110 episodes
    1987Bates MotelTony ScottiMovie
    1988Moving TargetToby KelloggMovie
    1988Our HouseBrian GillEpisode: The Fifth Beatle
    1992A Taste for KillingBlaine Stockard IIIMovie
    1994This Can't Be LoveGrantMovie
    1995Burke's LawJason RipleyEpisode: Who Killed the Movie Mogul?
    Hart to Hart: Secrets of the HartStuart MorrisMovie
    1995–1996SimonCarl Himple21 episodes
    1996Ned & StaceyBobby Van LoweEpisode: Pals
    1997Chicago SonsHarry Kuichak13 episodes
    1997–1998George & LeoTed Stoody22 episodes
    2000Rude AwakeningRyanEpisode: Star 80 Proof
    2001Some of My Best FriendsWarren Fairbanks8 episodes
    2003The Twilight ZoneScott CraneEpisode: Burned

    Arrested DevelopmentMichael Bluth68 episodes
    2005King of the HillDr. LeslieVoice

    Episode: The Petriot Act
    Justice League UnlimitedHermesVoice

    Episode: The Balance
    The Fairly OddParentsTommyVoice

    Episode: Oh, Brother!/What's the Difference?
    2006ScrubsMr. SuttonEpisode: My Big Bird
    The Jake EffectJake Galvin7 episodes
    2009Sit Down, Shut UpLarry LittlejunkVoice, 13 episodes
    2012Yo Gabba Gabba!Bateman1 episode
    2014Growing Up FisherNarrator12 episodes, Uncredited
    TBALittle Adventures of BrunoLarry LittlejunkVoice

    Awards and nominations

    1983Young Artist AwardBest Young Actor in a New Television SeriesSilver SpoonsNominated
    1984Young Artist AwardBest Young Actor in a Comedy SeriesSilver SpoonsNominated
    1985Young Artist AwardBest Young Actor in a Television Comedy SeriesIt's Your MoveNominated
    1988Young Artist AwardBest Young Male Superstar in TelevisionValerieNominated
    2004Television Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2004TV Land AwardFuture ClassicArrested DevelopmentWon
    2005Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2005Golden GlobesBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or ComedyArrested DevelopmentWon
    2005People's Choice AwardsFavorite Male Television StarArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2005Satellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalArrested DevelopmentWon
    2005Satellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical (Golden Satellite Award)Arrested DevelopmentWon
    2005Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2005Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2005Television Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2006Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2013Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyIdentity ThiefNominated
    2013Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2013Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesArrested DevelopmentNominated
    2013Golden GlobesBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or ComedyArrested DevelopmentNominated

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