Jason Bateman young
January 14, 1969
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
76 kg | 167.5 lbs
42 in | 107 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 83 cm
Jason Bateman was born in Rye, New York, United States, on January 14, 1969, is an American actor and director.
Young Jason Bateman began his career in a cereal commercial for Golden Grahams in 1980.
He got his television debut in NBC western drama series Little House on the Prairie (1981–1982) in role as James Cooper Ingalls, at the age of 12.
He made his big screen debut in fantasy comedy movie Teen Wolf Too (1987) in role as Todd Howard.
Jason's breakthrough performance came as Michael Bluth in Fox sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019).
He made his feature film directorial debut with black comedy Bad Words (2013), he also starred in role as Guy Trilby.
Game Night (2018) mystery comedy in role as Max, opposite Rachel McAdams and Jesse Plemons
Juno (2007) coming of age teen comedy opposite Ellen Page, Michael Cera and Jennifer Garner
Up in the Air (2009) comedy drama with George Clooney and Anna Kendrick
The Gift (2015) psychological thriller with Joel Edgerton and Rebecca Hall
Horrible Bosses (2011) and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) black comedy in role as Nick Hendricks
Hancock (2008) superhero comedy opposite Will Smith and Charlize Theron
The Kingdom (2007) action thriller with Jennifer Garner and Jamie Foxx
This Is Where I Leave You (2014) comedy drama with Tina Fey, Adam Driver and Jane Fonda
Extract (2009) comedy romance opposite Mila Kunis and Ben Affleck
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) fantasy comedy with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman
Disconnect (2012) drama opposite Alexander Skarsgard, Hope Davis and Frank Grillo
The Switch (2010) romantic comedy with Jennifer Aniston, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum
The Change-Up (2011) fantasy comedy opposite Olivia Wilde and Ryan Reynolds
Couples Retreat (2009) romantic comedy with Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Kristen Bell
Central Intelligence (2016) action comedy opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Office Christmas Party (2016) comedy with Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller and Olivia Munn
He won a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actor for his role as Michael Bluth in Fox sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017– ) also he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Martin “Marty” Byrde.
He was nominated for two Young Artist Awards for his role as Derek in NBC sitcom Silver Spoons (1982–1984).
He was nominated for two Young Artist Awards for his performance as Matthew Burton in NBC sitcom It's Your Move (1984).
Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985) miniseries in role as Joe Kennedy III
The Hogan Family (1986-1991) NBC sitcom in role as David Hogan
Simon (1995-1996) The WB sitcom in role as Carl Himple
Chicago Sons (1997) NBC sitcom in role as Harry Kuichak
George and Leo (1997-1998) CBS sitcom in role as Ted Stoody
Some of My Best Friends (2001) CBS sitcom in role as Warren Fairbanks
The Jake Effect (2002) situation comedy series in role as Jake Galvin
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2005.
Sit Down, Shut Up (2009) Fox animated television series in voice role as Larry Littlejunk
The Outsider (2020) miniseries in role as Terry Maitland
Attended Pacific Hills School in West Hollywood, California.
Has a sister, Justine.
Fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Started production company "DumbDumb" (2010), with Jonathan Short.
Good friends with actress Jennifer Aniston.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in 2017.
He is an avid runner and cycling enthusiast.
Featured in music video for Mumford and Sons "Hopeless Wanderer" (2012).
Won the celebrity portion of the Long Beach Grand Prix (1987).
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
He dated Alexondra Lee (1997).
He married Amanda Anka in 2001, they have two daughters.
I just love doing sitcoms. I'd be in them till I was gray if they'd have me.
I really enjoy playing that everyman part because that part is us, the audience. And you need somebody inside a comedy to tether the absurdity to reality.
I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default.
My sense of humor lies a little closer to the middle.
Acting has always been very comfortable for me, so it allows me to pay attention to other parts of the process literally while I'm acting.
The directing is something that is incredibly satisfying to me and challenging to me because it's asking me to draw on everything I've been able to absorb over all these years of acting and having all this set experience.
I was very surprised to get a reading for 'Arrested Development' because it really seemed to be the opposite of that which I was known for doing.
I try to perform my characters inside my skill set. Which means I try to keep them close to me. Michael Bluth is very much an exaggerated version of one of my sides. It's very easy for me to be him. I know my abilities. I'm not Daniel Day-Lewis, who's able to fully morph into different people.