Jason Bateman

Actor, Director
Before graduating to play conniving adults on television and in R-rated comedies, actor Jason Bateman established himself as a welcomed shot of vinegar to the sugary sweet "Silver Spoons" (NBC, 1982-87) at the same time ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1969 in Rye, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (101)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Family Fang 2015 (Movie)

Buster Fang (Actor)

Bad Words 2014 (Movie)

Guy Trilby (Actor)

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Growing Up Fisher 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Horrible Bosses 2 2014 (Movie)

Nick Hendricks (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Arrested Development Documentary Project 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Longest Week 2014 (Movie)

Conrad (Actor)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

Judd Altman (Actor)

Arrested Development 2003 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Disconnect 2013 (Movie)

Rich Boyd (Actor)

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

Sandy Patterson (Actor)

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hit And Run 2012 (Movie)

Keith Yert (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Mansome 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Horrible Bosses 2011 (Movie)

Nick Hendricks (Actor)

Paul 2011 (Movie)

Special Agent Lorenzo Zoil (Actor)

Teen Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

Dave Lockwood (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

Wally Mars (Actor)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Extract 2009 (Movie)

Joel (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2009 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Sit Down, Shut Up 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

Dominic Foy (Actor)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Up in the Air 2009 (Movie)

Craig Gregory (Actor)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

Animal Instincts Detective (Actor)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Promotion 2008 (Movie)

Retreat Leader (Actor)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Juno 2007 (Movie)

Mark Loring (Actor)

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2007 (Movie)

Henry Weston, The Mutant (Actor)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

Rupert "Rip" Reed (Actor)

The Ex 2007 (Movie)

Chip Sanders (Actor)

The Kingdom 2007 (Movie)

Adam Leavitt (Actor)

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Darkos (Actor)

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

Riggleman (Actor)

The Jake Effect 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice League Unlimited 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

King of the Hill 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 (Movie)

Pepper Brooks (Actor)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Freddy vs. Jason 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sol Goode 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

One Way Out 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Some of My Best Friends 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Stinks 1999 (Movie)

Jesse Travis (Actor)

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Sons 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Simon 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

An Affectionate Look at Fatherhood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Sheep 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

This Can't Be Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking the Rules 1992 (Movie)

Phil Stepler (Actor)

Necessary Roughness 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hogan Family 1985 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greatest Practical Jokes of All Time 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Candid Camera Eat! Eat! Eat! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Noel: Best Wishes For a Merry Christmas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Target 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Calgary Olympic Holiday Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Bates Motel 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Presents the AFI Comedy Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Spoons 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Wolf Too 1987 (Movie)

Todd Howard (Actor)

It's Your Move 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Just a Little More Love 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

A Taste For Killing (TV Show)

Actor

Can You Feel Me Dancing? (TV Show)

Actor

Crossing the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Hancock 2 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little House on the Prairie (TV Show)

Actor

The Thanksgiving Promise (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Awesome (TV Show)

Actor
Director (5)

The Family Fang 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Bad Words 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Do Not Disturb 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Brother's Keeper 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Two of A Kind 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (3)

The Family Fang 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bad Words 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Before graduating to play conniving adults on television and in R-rated comedies, actor Jason Bateman established himself as a welcomed shot of vinegar to the sugary sweet "Silver Spoons" (NBC, 1982-87) at the same time sister Justine Bateman starred on "Family Ties" (NBC, 1982-89). Having literally grown up before the cameras, Bateman made a forgettable film debut in "Teen Wolf Too" (1987) and was the eldest son on "Valerie/The Hogan Family" (NBC/CBS, 1986-1991). Making a seamless transition from teen actor to adult, he continued his career on the small screen as a likeable straight man on a number of other sitcoms and television movies until launching a comeback of sorts with his starring turn as the straight-laced son of a wildly dysfunctional family on the cult hit "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). Bateman continued his career rejuvenation with a turn as a musician-turned-yuppie in the hit comedy "Juno" (2007), while landing supporting roles in major studio films like "Hancock" (2008) and "State of Play" (2008). Following "Up in the Air" (2009), he starred in a number of hit comedies including "The Switch" (2010), "The Change-Up" (2011) and "Horrible Bosses" (2011). Because of his late career resurgence, Bateman proved that talent and perseverance would always win out in the end.

Relationships

Amanda Anka Actor

Wife
Began dating childhood acquaintance in 1998 Announced engagement in August 2000 Married July 3, 2001

Paul Anka Song

Father-In-Law

Kent Bateman Song

Father
Directed son on episodes of "Valerie's Family" (NBC, CBS); produced "Teen Wolf Too" (1987) and "Breaking the Rules" (1992), which starred son Jason; served as supervising producer on the telefilm "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" (NBC, 1986) starring Justine with Jason; founded a repertory stage company in Hollywood with son and daughter

Victoria Bateman

Mother

Francesca Bateman

Daughter
Born Oct. 28, 2006; mother, Amanda Anka

Justine Bateman Actor

Sister
Born Feb. 19, 1966 Worked together in NBC movie "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" (1986) and the comedy special "Candid Camera Eat! Eat! Eat!" (CBS, 1989)

Maple Bateman

Daughter
Born Feb. 10, 2012; mother, Amanda Anka

Alexondra Lee Actor

Companion
No longer together

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"

2011

Co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in "The Change-Up"

2011

Re-teamed with Aniston for "Horrible Bosses"

2010

Co-starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in romantic comedy "The Switch"

2009

Played the owner of an extract factory in Mike Judge's "Extract"

2009

Co-starred with Vince Vaughn and Kristen Bell in comedy feature "Couples Retreat"

2009

Featured in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," starring George Clooney

2009

Played a bisexual fetish club promoter in political thriller "State of Play"

2008

Re-teamed with director Peter Berg for superhero comedy "Hancock"

2007

Co-starred in Jason Reitman directed comedy/drama "Juno"

2007

Portrayed a government agent investigating the bombing of an American facility in Saudi Arabia in Peter Berg's "The Kingdom"

2006

Teamed with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in "The Break-Up"

2004

Appeared opposite Ben Stiller in big screen remake of "Starsky & Hutch" and comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"

2003

Played the loyal and patient Michael Bluth on Fox dysfunctional family comedy "Arrested Development"; reprised role 2013 after seven year series hiatus

2002

Cast in supporting role as Thomas Jane's brother in romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing"

1997

Cast in lead role on family sitcom "Chicago Sons" (NBC)

1997

Played Bob Newhart's son on CBS sitcom "George & Leo"

1995

Co-starred with Harland Williams on short-lived sitcom "Simon" (The WB)

1988

Co-starred with Tom Skerritt in NBC TV-movie thriller "Moving Target"; executive produced by father Kent

1987

Feature debut, starred in sequel "Teen Wolf Too"; produced by father Kent

1986

Portrayed eldest son David Hogan on "Valerie" (later renamed "The Hogan Family" after Valerie Harper's replacement); aired on NBC and CBS; made directing debut, helming two episodes of the series

1986

Co-starred with sister Justine in "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" (NBC); their father Kent served as supervising producer

1985

Made TV miniseries debut as Joe Kennedy III in "Robert Kennedy and His Times" (CBS)

1984

Co-starred on short-lived NBC sitcom "It's Your Move"

1984

TV-movie debut, "Just a Little More Love"

1982

Played Derek Taylor, Ricky Schroder's conniving friend on NBC's "Silver Spoons"

1981

Cast as the orphaned James Cooper adopted by Michael Landon on NBC's "Little House on the Prairie"

1979

Cast in first film at age 10 after accompanying a friend to an audition

Bonus Trivia

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An avid racecar driver, Bateman won the celebrity portion of the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1987.

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"Jason's one of the greatest examples of how unpredictable an acting career can be," says Berg. "There aren't a lot of guys that have been able to survive as long as he has – and he's entering his 40s completely reinvented." – director Peter Berg to Entertainment Weekly, Oct. 5, 2007

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