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Jason Kent Bateman

(1969-01-14) January 14, 1969 (age 53)
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active 1981–present
Amanda Anka
(m. 2001)
Children 2
  • Kent Bateman (father)
  • Victoria Elizabeth (mother)
Relatives Justine Bateman (sister)

Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer. He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, and The Hogan Family. In the 2000s, he became known for his role of Michael Bluth using deadpan comedy in the sitcom Arrested Development, for which he won a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award.

Bateman made his directorial debut with the black comedy Bad Words (2013), in which he also starred. He has since directed and starred in The Family Fang (2015) and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–present).



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ason Bateman at the Deauville film festival 2011
Year Film Role Notes
1987 Teen Wolf Too Todd Howard
1991 Necessary Roughness Jarvis Edison
1992 Breaking the Rules Phil Stepler
1999 Love Stinks Jesse Travis
2001 Sol Goode Spider
2002 The Sweetest Thing Roger Donahue
One Way Out John Farrow Direct-to-video
2004 Starsky and Hutch Kevin
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Pepper Brooks
2006 The Break-Up Riggleman
2007 The Ex Chip Sanders
Arthur and the Invisibles Darkos Voice only
Smokin' Aces Rupert 'Rip' Reed
The Kingdom Adam Leavitt
Juno Mark Loring
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Henry Weston, the Mutant
2008 The Promotion Retreat Leader
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Animal Instincts Detective
Hancock Ray Embrey
2009 State of Play Dominic Foy
The Invention of Lying Doctor
Up in the Air Craig Gregory
Extract Joel
Couples Retreat Jason
2010 The Switch Wally Mars
2011 Paul Agent Lorenzo Zoil
Horrible Bosses Nick Hendricks
The Change-Up Dave
2012 The Longest Week TBC
Hit and Run Officer Keith Yert
Mansome Himself Documentary film
Disconnect Rich Boyd
2013 Identity Thief Sandy Bigelow Patterson
Bad Words Guy Trilby Also director
2014 Pump Narrator
The Longest Week Conrad Valmont
This Is Where I Leave You Judd Altman
Horrible Bosses 2 Nick Hendricks
2015 A LEGO Brickumentary Narrator Appears as a LEGO character
The Gift Simon
The Family Fang Buster Fang Also director
2016 Zootopia Nick Wilde Voice role


Jason Bateman Up in the Air TIFF09
Jason Bateman Up in the Air premiere 2009
Jason Bateman at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
Year Title Role Notes
1981–1982 Little House on the Prairie James Cooper Ingalls 21 episodes
1982–1984 Silver Spoons Derek 23 episodes
1983 Just a Little More Love Television film
1984 The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins Addison Cromwell Television film
Knight Rider Doug Wainwright Single episode
1984–1985 It's Your Move Matthew Burton Eighteen episodes
1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times Joe Kennedy III Television miniseries
Right to Kill? Television film
1986 Mr. Belvedere Sean Single episode
Can You Feel Me Dancing? Larry Nichols Television film
St. Elsewhere Tim Moynihan Single episode
The Thanksgiving Promise Steve Tilby Television film
1986–1991 The Hogan Family David Hogan 110 episodes
1987 Bates Motel Tony Scotti Television film
1988 Moving Target Toby Kellogg Television film
Crossing the Mob Philly Television film
1992 A Taste for Killing Blaine Stockard III Television film
1994 Black Sheep Jonathan Kelley Television film
Confessions: Two Faces of Evil Bill Motorshed Television film
This Can't Be Love Grant Television film
1995 Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart Stuart Morris Television film
Burke's Law Jason Ripley Single episode
Simon Carl
1996 Ned & Stacey Bobby Van Lowe Single episode
1997 Chicago Sons Harry Kulchak Star of the series
George & Leo Ted Stoody Three episodes
2000 Rude Awakening Ryan Single episode
2001 Some of My Best Friends Warren Fairbanks Eight episodes
2003 The Twilight Zone Scott Crane Single episode
2003–2006 Arrested Development Michael Bluth 53 episodes
2005 King of the Hill Dr. Leslie Single episode
Justice League Unlimited Hermes Single episode
The Fairly OddParents Tommy Single episode
2006 Scrubs Mr. Sutton Single episode
The Jake Effect Jake Galvin Seven episodes
2009 Sit Down, Shut Up Larry Littlejunk Thirteen episodes
2012 Yo Gabba Gabba! Bateman, The Bad Spy Super Spies

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