Jason Bateman

Biography

Jason Bateman (born 14.01.1969)
Jason Bateman is an American actor.

Jason Bateman: Childhood
Jason Bateman was born in Rye, New York. His parents are Victoria Elizabeth, a former flight attendant, and Kent Bateman, an actor and director.
He moved to Salt Lake City when he was 4 and later California.

Jason Bateman: Acting career
Jason Bateman made his TV debut in 'Little House on the Prairie' with Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert and Karen Grassle.
In 1982, he began appearing in 'Silver Spoons' before joining the cast of sitcom 'The Hogan Family' in 1986 with Valerie Harper, even directing three episodes when he was just 18.
In 1987, he appeared in the movie 'Teen Wolf Too' which was a box office failure.
He appeared alongside Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn in 'This Can't Be Love' in 1994.
Around this time he also had big roles in several series including 'Simon', 'Chicago Sons', 'George & Leo' and 'Some of My Best Friends', and in 2002, he appeared in the movie 'The Sweetest Thing'.
In 2003, he landed a part in the comedy series 'Arrested Development' opposite Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Michael Cera which won him a Golden Globe for Best Actor and an Emmy nomination.
In 2006, he guest starred in an episode of 'Scrubs' which stars Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke.
In 2009, he provided his voice in the Fox comedy 'Sit Down, Shut Up'.
The following year, he and Will Arnett founded 'DumbDumb Productions'.
In 2004, he appeared in the award-winning comedy 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story' alongside Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller. He also appeared with Vince again in 'Starsky & Hutch', 2006's 'The Break-Up' and 2009's 'Couples Retreat'.
2007, saw him opposite Ben Affleck in 'Smokin' Aces', 'The Kingdom' alongside Jamie Foxx, 'Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium' with Dustin Hoffman and 'Juno' which starred Ellen Page.
In 2008, he was in the superhero film 'Hancock' with Will Smith and Charlize Theron.
2010 saw him in the rom com 'The Switch' with Jennifer Aniston and in 2011 he starred in 'Horrible Bosses' and 'The Change-Up'.
He starred in the thriller 'Disconnect' in 2012 and 'Identity Thief' in 2013 opposite Melissa McCarthy.

Jason Bateman: Personal life
Jason Bateman has previously struggled with alcohol and drug addiction.
He married Amanda Anka in 2001 and they have two daughters; Francesca and Maple.
In 2005, he underwent surgery to remove a polyp from his throat which interrupted the production of 'Arrested Development'.
He is a fan of the baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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The trailer has been released for the upcoming comedy sequel, Horrible Bosses 2, giving us our first glimpse of the follow-up to the successful and hilarious 2011 movie. Number two (yes, there are poop jokes...

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1st June 2014 -

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Apparently the first ever BookCon, held in NYC over the weekend isn’t just limited to what its name would suggest. Case in point: Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and author Jonathan Topper dropping in to promote...

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31st May 2014 -

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Jason Bateman and Tina Fey as squabbling siblings? Already This Is Where I Leave You has us intrigued. But then add Jane Fonda, ‘Girls’ star Adam Driver, Rose Byrne and Connie Britton to the cast...

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30th May 2014 -

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Judd Foxman thought he had the perfect life with an enjoyable job, a pleasant apartment and a beautiful wife. However, he soon loses it all after bursting in on his boss in bed with his...

Sitting On A Cracking Sitcom Idea? NBC Want To Meet You!

9th April 2014 -

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NBC are on the hunt for a new generation of "untapped talent" and have put out a call for "fresh comedic voices" who will be given the chance to pitch their best sitcom ideas to...

Ok, So Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' Is Probably the Best Comedy of 2014

23rd March 2014 -

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Jason Bateman's directorial debut Bad Words has received glowing reviews ahead of its full U.S. release on March 28, 2014. Bateman plays Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The...

Bad Words

10th January 2014 -

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After spectacularly losing a local spelling bee as a youngster, the now 40-year-old Guy Trilby is determined to go back and change it. Having developed his spelling ability substantially over the decades, he decides to...

A Week In Movies: SAG and Globe nominations, the stars hit Europe, big sci-fi trailers debut...

13th December 2013 -

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As we move properly into awards season, films are jostling to be the frontrunner. This week saw nominations announced by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, two key awards in the run-up to...

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13th December 2013 -

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The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order...

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11th December 2013 -

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The trailer has just landed for new Jason Bateman comedy, Bad Words, which stars the Juno actor alongside Kathryn Hahn and Ben Falcone for a back-to-school riot. Bateman plays Guy Trilby, a 40 year-old who...

Bad Words

10th December 2013 -

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Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old man who dropped out of high school as a young boy and remains bitter about losing a spelling bee. Thus, now older and wiser, he finds a way to enter...

Jennifer Aniston Throws Star-Studded Birthday Bash For Justin Theroux

12th August 2013 -

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Amidst reports that their relationship is on the rocks, Jennifer Aniston was on hand to throw one heck of a distraction as she lavished her hubby Justin Theroux with gifts and visits from his famous...

Mumford & Sons Fans Pranked By Masquerading Comedians In 'Hopeless Wanderer' [Video]

6th August 2013 -

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The video begins just like any other Mumford & Sons vid; nothing to suspect here. Rays of sunlight obscure the banjo twanging members as they play in the middle of a country field. There's out...

Netflix Introduces Multiple Viewer Profiles

2nd August 2013 -

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Netflix has introduced their new viewer profile feature. The multi profiles (up to five per account) will allow individual viewers their own viewing area which will ensure they are receiving appropriate recommendations.Jason Bateman and Amanda...

After SNL, Where Does Jason Sudeikis Go Next?

26th July 2013 -

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Jason Sudeikis, the most high profile member of the Saturday Night Live cast, has announced he will not be returning to the show in the fall. Sudeikis is following comedians Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Andy...

Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?

19th July 2013 -

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The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website. Kate Mara at the...

What Do The Emmy Nominations Tell Us About The 2013 TV Landscape?

18th July 2013 -

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Emmy nominations are in and with that the season for speculation is open. There’s no question about one thing though: for a newcomer, Netflix is taking the awards by storm. Although the major networks are...

'House of Cards' Heralds New Era of TV with Emmy Nomination

18th July 2013 -

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How do you stop piracy? Do you offer up exclusive content, only available on physical purchases? Do you appeal to the box-set culture, or do you try and exert limitations that make it impossible? All...

Netflix At The Emmys? Networks Welcome The Change

17th July 2013 -

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Beware the media revolution – specifically, Netflix shows at the Emmys. Four years after Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) predicted the death of traditional media, online shows – that is, programming specifically produced for online...

Primetime Emmy Award Nominations: Will Netflix Triumph With 'Arrested Development'?

17th July 2013 -

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The Primetime Emmy Award nominations will be announced on Thursday (18th July). Speculation surrounding the awards is high, with Netflix's Arrested Development predicted to triumph. The awards will be announced by Kate Mara and Aaron...

Netflix In Talks To Renew Arrested Development For Fifth Season

12th July 2013 -

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The fourth season of Arrested Development was such a huge success that Netflix is reportedly in talks for another one. Brian Grazer, co-chair of the production company, Imagine Entertainment, said at the Allen & Co....

'Arrested Development' Spurs Illegal Download Flurry

30th May 2013 -

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Arrested Development has spurred a development that could get people arrested. It’s also landed us the award for ‘most laboured pun’, which we’re pretty happy about. Despite the entire show being released on streaming service...

Arrested Development – Back to Its Best?

28th May 2013 -

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You’ve all probably binge-watched Arrested Development now, haven’t you; you consumer-obsessed bunch of popcorn eating, sleeping-bag-clad television addicts. But was it back to its best?It’s not up to you, really. Sure you’ve watched it, but...

The Return of Arrested Development – To Binge Or Not To Binge?

27th May 2013 -

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Arrested Development made its long-awaited return this weekend. As it’s Netflix that have brought this cult hit back to prominence, a question rears its head: should we watch this in one go, fighting off a...

Arrested Development Creator As Suprised As Fans By The Show's Return

24th May 2013 -

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Hurrah, Arrested Development returns this Sunday. Fans of the original series could not be more excited, while everyone else is just kind of looking around being really confused. The Emmy-award winning show will come back...

Welcome Back, Arrested Development Stars Will Arnett and Jason Bateman Pick Fight At Premiere

23rd May 2013 -

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Yes, the peeps of Arrested Development are cool on screen and off. Or at least we like to think so. The show will finally be back on screen (in a whole new way) next week...

Arrested Development Season 4 Launches This Weekend

21st May 2013 -

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Another article to trumpet the return of Arrested Development, and quite frankly we’re more than happy to keep them coming for you, because we’re as excited as anyone about the return of the cult comedy...

Arrested Development: How Can Season Four Live Up To The Publicity?

20th May 2013 -

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In what is probably one of the most anticipated television moments to happen in recent memory, Arrested Development will make its long-awaited return to the small screen (in particular the computer screen) by the end...

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