Bateman at the Los Angeles premiere of Horrible Bosses in June 2011
|Born||Jason Kent Bateman
January 14, 1969
Rye, New York
|Occupation||Actor, producer, television director|
|Spouse(s)||Amanda Anka (2001–present)|
|Relatives||Justine Bateman (sister)|
Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American television and film actor. After appearing in several sitcoms during the 1980s and 1990s including It's Your Move and The Hogan Family, Bateman came to prominence in the early 2000s for playing 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.
Early life 
Bateman was born in Rye, New York. His mother, Victoria Elizabeth, was a former flight attendant for Pan Am, and his father, Kent Bateman, is an actor, film and television writer/director, and founder of a repertory stage in Hollywood. His mother was from the United Kingdom, of English ethnicity. Bateman's older sister, Justine, is well 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, and later to California.
Early career 
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 television show Silver Spoons as Ricky Schroder's 'bad boy' friend. 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, despite his casting in the title role, 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 major 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.
Arrested Development 
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. 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 will premiere in May 2013 on Netflix with the original cast, including Bateman, and may potentially lead to a restart of the series.
Post-Arrested Development 
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 2010, Bateman and former 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.
Film work 
Bateman 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).
It was announced on January 6, 2012, that a sequel to Horrible Bosses is in the works.
On March 8, 2012, Mansome, Jason Bateman’s first executive producer credit with partner 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’s defined through men’s grooming habits featuring celebrity and expert commentary.
Personal life 
Bateman told Best Life magazine that he and sister Justine Bateman supported their parents with the paychecks they earned from their television shows; he also revealed that he was managed by his father until a 20-year-old Bateman dissolved the business relationship. Throughout the 1990s, Bateman struggled with addiction to alcohol and drugs. He stated in an interview in 2009 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 on October 28, 2006, in Los Angeles) and Maple Sylvie (born on 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, though enough episodes had been completed to get the show through the November sweeps period.
|1983||Just a Little More Love|
|1984||The Fantastic World of DC Collins||Addison Cromwell|
|1985||Right to Kill?|
|1986||Can You Feel Me Dancing?||Larry Nichols|
|1986||The Thanksgiving Promise||Steve Tilby|
|1987||Bates Motel||Tony Scotti|
|1987||Teen Wolf Too||Todd Howard|
|1988||Moving Target||Toby Kellogg|
|1988||Crossing the Mob||Philly|
|1991||Necessary Roughness||Jarvis Edison|
|1992||Breaking the Rules||Phil Stepler|
|1992||A Taste for Killing||Blaine Stockard III|
|1994||Black Sheep||Jonathan Kelley|
|1994||Confessions: Two Faces of Evil||Bill Motorshed|
|1994||This Can't Be Love||Grant|
|1995||Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart||Stuart Morris|
|1999||Love Stinks||Jesse Travis|
|2002||The Sweetest Thing||Roger Donahue|
|2002||One Way Out||John Farrow|
|2004||Starsky and Hutch||Kevin|
|2004||Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Pepper Brooks|
|2007||The Ex||Chip Sanders|
|2007||Arthur and the Invisibles||Darkos||Voice only|
|2007||Smokin' Aces||Rupert "Rip" Reed|
|2007||The Kingdom||Adam Leavitt|
|2007||Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium||Henry Weston|
|2008||The Promotion||Retreat leader|
|2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Animal Instincts detective|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2009||State of Play||Dominic Foy|
|2009||The Invention of Lying||Doctor|
|2009||Up in the Air||Craig Gregory|
|2010||The Switch||Wally Mars|
|2011||Paul||Agent Lorenzo Zoil|
|2011||Horrible Bosses||Nick Hendricks|
|2011||The Change-Up||Dave Lockwood / Mitch Planko|
|2012||Hit and Run||Officer Keith Yert|
|2012||The Longest Week||Conrad Valment|
|2013||Identity Thief||Sandy Bigelow Patterson|
|2014||Horrible Bosses 2||Nick Hendricks|
|TBD||This is Where I Leave You||Judd Foxman||filming|
|1981–1982||Little House on the Prairie||James Cooper Ingalls||21 episodes|
|1982–1984||Silver Spoons||Derek||23 episodes|
|1984||Knight Rider||Doug Wainwright||1 episode|
|1984–1985||It's Your Move||Matthew Burton||18 episodes|
|1985||Robert Kennedy & His Times||Joe Kennedy III|
|1986||Mr. Belvedere||Sean||1 episode|
|1986||St. Elsewhere||Tim Moynihan||1 episode|
|1986–1991||The Hogan Family||David Hogan||110 episodes|
|1995||Burke's Law||Jason Ripley||1 episode|
|1996||Ned & Stacey||Bobby Van Lowe||1 episode|
|1997||Chicago Sons||Harry Kulchak|
|1997||George & Leo||Ted Stoody||3 episodes|
|2000||Rude Awakening||Ryan||1 episode|
|2001||Some of My Best Friends||Warren Fairbanks||8 episodes|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Scott Crane||1 episode|
|Arrested Development||Michael Bluth||53 episodes|
|2005||King of the Hill||Dr. Leslie||1 episode
|2005||Justice League Unlimited||Hermes||1 episode|
|2005||The Fairly OddParents||Tommy||1 episode|
|2006||Scrubs||Mr. Sutton||1 episode|
|2006||The Jake Effect||Jake Galvin||7 episodes|
|2009||Sit Down, Shut Up||Larry Littlejunk||13 episodes|
|2012||Yo Gabba Gabba!||Bateman (the bad spy)||1 episode|
Awards and nominations 
|1983||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actor in a New Television Series||Silver Spoons||Nominated|
|1984||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series||Silver Spoons||Nominated|
|1985||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series||It's Your Move||Nominated|
|1988||Young Artist Award||Best Young Male Superstar in Television||Valerie||Nominated|
|2004||Television Critics Association Awards||Individual Achievement in Comedy||Arrested Development||Nominated|
|2004||TV Land Award||Future Classic||Arrested Development||Won|
|2005||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Arrested Development||Nominated|
|2005||Golden Globes||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy||Arrested Development||Won|
|2005||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Male Television Star||Arrested Development||Nominated|
|2005||Satellite Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical||Arrested Development||Won|
|2005||Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical (Golden Satellite Award)||Arrested Development||Won|
|2005||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Arrested Development||Nominated|
|2005||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Arrested Development||Nominated|
|2005||Television Critics Association Awards||Individual Achievement in Comedy||Arrested Development||Nominated|
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Arrested Development||Nominated|
- "Jason Bateman, Wife Welcome a Baby Girl". People Magazine. 2006-10-30. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- Jason Bateman Biography – Yahoo! Movies
- Stated during Bateman's appearance on Inside the Actors Studio, September 7, 2009
- Blackwell, Earl (1990). Earl Blackwell's celebrity register. Times Publishing Group. p. 27.
- Rose, Steve (16 July 2011). "Jason Bateman: 'I've got a great deal of dirt on Jennifer Aniston'". Guardian.
- Jason Bateman Emmy Award Nominee
- " The SNL Archives. October 8, 2009. Retrieved on October 8, 2009.
- "Sit Down, Shut Up". Fox. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- "Jason Bateman and Will Arnett Reunite for Web Video". TVGuide.com.
- Hollywood Reporter (29). "Bateman, Judge Pair for 'Extract'". EW.com. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Trio of Ladies Going on Couples Retreat" TV Guide. October 15, 2008. Retrieved on October 15, 2008.
- "Tribeca Film Festival 2012: Spotlight"
- "Jason Bateman: I'm Not a Great Son". (May 19, 2008.) USA Today. Retrieved on May 28, 2010.
- USWEEKLY STAFF (8). "Jason Bateman: Drugs Almost Cost Me My Marriage". US Weekly. US WEEKLY. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Gary Wayne (2012). "The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach". Seeing Stars in Hollywood. Gary Wayne. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- "Jason Bateman Welcomes Daughter Maple Sylvia". (16 February 2012). People Magazine.
- "Jason Bateman Undergoes Throat Surgery". (November 1, 2005.) People. Retrieved on May 28, 2010.
- The Young Artist Foundation (2012). "What Do These People Have In Common?". Young Artist Awards. The Young Artist Foundation. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
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