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.