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Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman
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Bateman at the 2011 Horrible Bosses premiere
Born Jason Kent Bateman
(1969-01-14) January 14, 1969 (age 48)
Rye, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active 1981-present
Amanda Anka (m. 2001)
Children 2
Parents

Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer.[1] He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie,[2] and in the sitcoms Silver Spoons and The Hogan Family. In the 2000s, he became known for his role of Michael Bluth using deadpan comedy in the critically acclaimed sitcom Arrested Development, for which he won a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award.[3] He has had starring roles in the films Juno (2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the Air (2009), The Switch (2010), Paul (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Change-Up (2011), Identity Thief (2013), Bad Words (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), The Gift (2015), and Zootopia (2016), as well as the 2017 Netflix series Ozark.

Early life

Bateman was born in Rye, New York and was 4 years old when his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and later to California.[4] His mother, Victoria Elizabeth, was a flight attendant for Pan Am who was originally from the United Kingdom (UK).[5] His father, Kent Bateman, is an American actor, writer, and director of film and television, and the founder of a repertory stage in Hollywood.[6][4][7] Bateman is the younger brother of Family Ties actress Justine Bateman. He also has three half-brothers.[4]

Bateman told Best Life magazine that he and Justine supported their parents with the paychecks they earned from their television shows; he also revealed that he was managed by his father until Bateman was 20 and dissolved the business relationship.[8]

Career

Television

Bateman in 1987

Bateman first appeared in a cereal commercial for Golden Grahams in 1980 and began his television career on Little House on the Prairie as James Cooper, an orphaned boy who, along with his sister, is adopted by the Ingalls family. From 1982 to 1984, he was a supporting character on the television show Silver Spoons as Ricky Schroder's "bad boy" best friend Derek Taylor. He appeared in the Knight Rider third-season episode "Lost Knight" in 1984, and a number of other small television roles. In 1984, in response to his popularity on Silver Spoons, the show's producers gave Bateman his own starring role as Matthew Burton on the NBC sitcom It's Your Move, from September 1984 to February 1985. In 1987, he appeared with Burt Reynolds on the men's team in the inaugural week of game show Win, Lose or Draw.

Bateman earned the status of teen idol in the mid-1980s for his television work, most notably as David Hogan on The Hogan Family (originally titled Valerie and later, Valerie's Family, after Valerie Harper left the series). He became the Directors Guild of America's youngest-ever director when, aged 18, he helmed three episodes of The Hogan Family. After the series ended its run, he gained international recognition in the motion picture sequel Teen Wolf Too, which was a box office failure. In 1994, he played opposite Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn in the television film This Can't Be Love. During this period, he had roles on four series--Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends--none of which lasted longer than one season. He also directed an episode of Two of a Kind in 1999. In 2002, he played the frisky sibling of Thomas Jane's character in the feature film The Sweetest Thing.

Bateman with wife Amanda Anka in August 2011

In 2003, Bateman was cast as Michael Bluth in the comedy series Arrested Development. Although critically acclaimed, the series never achieved high ratings[4] and ended on February 10, 2006. The show was revived in spring 2013. Bateman won several awards for his work on the series, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. He was also nominated in 2005 for the Emmy Award[9] for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. New episodes of Arrested Development have been released on Netflix with the original cast, including Bateman.[10] Bateman performed commentary on the 2004 Democratic National Convention for The Majority Report with Arrested Development co-star David Cross, and hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live on February 12, 2005.[11] In 2006, he appeared as a guest star on the Scrubs episode "My Big Bird" as Mr. Sutton, a garbage man with a flock of vicious ostriches as pets. In 2009, Bateman became a regular voice actor for the short-lived Fox comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up. He voiced Larry Littlejunk, the gym teacher and only staff member that can teach.[12]

In 2010, Bateman and Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett created "DumbDumb Productions," a production company focusing on digital content. Their first video was "Prom Date," the first in a series of "Dirty Shorts" for Orbit.[13] In 2012, Bateman returned to his role of Michael Bluth for the revival of Arrested Development along with the rest of the original cast. The now-Netflix sponsored series released Season 4 on its Instant Watch website on May 26, 2013. The series was expected to continue its run as well as a potential feature film. For the new fourth season, Bateman was once again nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. However, season 4 was a one-off despite the success. There were rumours and talks of a season 5 being underway but Bateman confirmed that there aren't any solid plans yet in March 2016.[14] Later in the same month, Will Arnett said everyone is willing to go for another season but there have been problems with Bateman's schedule.[15]

In 2017, Bateman returned to television as both actor and director in the Netflix drama Ozark, in which he plays a financial advisor who must relocate his family to Missouri in order to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel. Bateman's performance as Marty Byrde has drawn positive comparisons to Bryan Cranston's portrayal of Walter White in AMC's Breaking Bad.[16]

Film

In 2004, Bateman appeared in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story as ESPN 8 ("The Ocho") commentator Pepper Brooks, and in Starsky & Hutch as Kevin, Vince Vaughn's business partner. He reunited with Vaughn in 2006's The Break-Up. In 2007, he played former lawyer Rupert "Rip" Reed alongside Ben Affleck in Smokin' Aces, and also starred in The Kingdom, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and Juno. In 2008, he co-starred with Will Smith and Charlize Theron in the superhero film Hancock. Bateman's 2009 films included Extract, written and directed by Mike Judge,[17] and Couples Retreat, reuniting with Vaughn in a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort (Kristen Bell played his wife).[18] In 2010, he starred in The Switch, a romantic comedy, with Jennifer Aniston. In 2011, he played the role of Special Agent Zoil in the comedy Paul, and starred in Horrible Bosses and The Change-Up.

In March 2012, Mansome, Bateman's first executive producer credit with Will Arnett, was announced as a Spotlight selection for the Tribeca Film Festival.[19] The documentary, directed by Morgan Spurlock, is a comedic look at male identity as it is defined through men's grooming habits, featuring celebrity and expert commentary. He made a dramatic turn in 2012 with the thriller film Disconnect, and starred in the 2013 comedy film Identity Thief and the 2014 comedies This Is Where I Leave You and Horrible Bosses 2. He also narrated the 2014 documentary Pump.[20] In 2015, Bateman headlined Joel Edgerton's thriller film The Gift, opposite Rebecca Hall and Edgerton.[21]

In 2013, Bateman made his directorial debut with Bad Words, in which he also starred. He also directed and starred in an adaptation of The Family Fang.[22] Bateman voiced Nick Wilde, the con artist fox in Zootopia.

Personal life

In 1987, Bateman won the celebrity portion of the Long Beach Grand Prix.[23] Throughout the 1990s, he struggled with an addiction to alcohol and drugs; he stated in a 2009 interview that "I'd worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard. And I did that really well," and that "it was like Risky Business for ten years".[24]

Bateman features in the video for Mumford and Sons song "Hopeless Wanderer".[25]

Bateman married Amanda Anka, daughter of singer Paul Anka, on July 3, 2001. The couple have two daughters.[26] In late 2005, he had surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat.[27]

In 2011 during an interview with ITV show Daybreak, Bateman was presented with a Shirt from English Football Club Shrewsbury Town -- the town where his mother was born. He said "My mother is going to be so happy. She might not fit in this but I will try. Thank you very, very much." [28]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Teen Wolf Too Todd Howard
1988 Moving Target Toby Kellogg
1991 Necessary Roughness Jarvis Edison
1992 Breaking the Rules Phil Stepler
1992 How Can I Tell If I'm Really In Love? Himself
1999 Love Stinks Jesse Travis
2001 Sol Goode Spider
2002 The Sweetest Thing Roger Donahue
2004 Starsky and Hutch Kevin Jutsum
2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Pepper Brooks
2006 The Break-Up Mark Riggleman
2006 Arthur and the Invisibles Darkos Voice
2007 The Ex Chip Sanders
2007 Smokin' Aces Rupert "Rip" Reed
2007 The Kingdom Adam Leavitt
2007 Juno Mark Loring
2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Henry Weston
2008 The Promotion Retreat leader
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Animal Instincts detective Cameo
2008 Hancock Ray Embrey
2008 Tropic Thunder Himself Cameo
2009 State of Play Dominic Foy
2009 The Invention of Lying Doctor Cameo
2009 Up in the Air Craig Gregory
2009 Extract Joel Reynolds
2009 Couples Retreat Jason Smith
2010 The Switch Wally Mars
2011 Paul Agent Lorenzo Zoil
2011 Horrible Bosses Nick Hendricks
2011 The Change-Up Dave Lockwood / Mitch Planko
2012 Hit and Run Officer Keith Yert
2012 Mansome Himself Documentary
2012 Disconnect Rich Boyd
2013 Identity Thief Sandy Bigelow Patterson
2013 Bad Words Guy Trilby Also director
2014 Pump Narrator
2014 The Longest Week Conrad Valmont
2014 This Is Where I Leave You Judd Altman
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Nick Hendricks
2015 A Lego Brickumentary Narrator Voice
2015 The Gift Simon Callem
2015 The Family Fang Baxter Fang Also director
2016 Zootopia Nick Wilde Voice
2016 Central Intelligence Trevor Olson
2016 Office Christmas Party Josh
2018 Game Night Max Filming;
Also producer

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1981-1982 Little House on the Prairie James Cooper Ingalls 21 episodes
1982-1984 Silver Spoons Derek 21 episodes
1984 Knight Rider Doug Wainwright Episode: "Lost Knight"
1984-1985 It's Your Move Matthew Burton 18 episodes
1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times Joe Kennedy III 3 episodes
1986 Mr. Belvedere Sean Episode: "Rivals"
1986 St. Elsewhere Tim Moynihan Episode: "You Beta Your Life"
1986 The Wonderful World of Disney Steve Tilby Episode: "The Thanksgiving Promise"
1986-1991 The Hogan Family David Hogan 110 episodes
1987 Bates Motel Tony Scotti Television film
1988 Moving Target Toby Kellogg Television film
1988 Our House Brian Gill Episode: "The Fifth Beatle"
1988 Crossing the Mob Philly Television film
1992 A Taste for Killing Blaine Stockard III Television film
1994 Confessions: Two Faces of Evil Bill Motorshed Television film
1994 This Can't Be Love Grant Television film
1994 Black Sheep Jonathan Kelley Pilot
1995 Burke's Law Jason Ripley Episode: "Who Killed the Movie Mogul?"
1995 Hart to Hart Stuart Morris Episode: "Secrets of the Hart"
1995-1996 Simon Carl Himple 21 episodes
1996 Ned & Stacey Bobby Van Lowe Episode: "Pals"
1997 Chicago Sons Harry Kuichak 13 episodes
1997-1998 George & Leo Ted Stoody 22 episodes
2000 Rude Awakening Ryan Episode: "Star 80 Proof"
2001 Some of My Best Friends Warren Fairbanks 8 episodes
2003 The Twilight Zone Scott Crane Episode: "Burned"
2003-2006,
2013, 2018
Arrested Development Michael Bluth 68 episodes
2005 The Simpsons Himself (voice) Episode: "Home Away From Homer"
2005 King of the Hill Dr. Leslie (voice) Episode: "The Petriot Act"
2005 Justice League Unlimited Hermes (voice) Episode: "The Balance"
2005 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Jason Bateman/Kelly Clarkson"
2005 The Fairly OddParents Tommy (voice) Episode: "Oh, Brother!"
2006 Scrubs Mr. Sutton Episode: "My Big Bird"
2006 The Jake Effect Jake Galvin 7 episodes
2009 Sit Down, Shut Up Larry Littlejunk (voice) 13 episodes
2013 Yo Gabba Gabba! Bateman Episode: "Super Spies"
2014 Growing Up Fisher Narrator (voice) 12 episodes
2015 The Muppets Himself Episode: "Pig's in a Blackout"
2017 Nobodies Himself Episode: "Mr. First Lady"
2017- Ozark Marty Byrde 10 episodes; also director and executive producer

Video games

Year Title Voice role Ref.
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Nick Wilde [29]

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
1983 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor in a New Television Series Silver Spoons Nominated [30]
1984 Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series Silver Spoons Nominated
1985 Best Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series It's Your Move Nominated
1988 Best Young Male Superstar in Television Valerie Nominated
2004 Television Critics Association Individual Achievement in Comedy Arrested Development Nominated
2005 Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Arrested Development (episode: "Good Grief") Nominated
2005 Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Arrested Development Won
2005 Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Arrested Development Won
2005 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Arrested Development Nominated
2005 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Arrested Development Nominated
2005 Television Critics Association Individual Achievement in Comedy Arrested Development Nominated
2006 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Arrested Development Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Identity Thief Nominated
2013 Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Arrested Development (episode: "Flight of the Phoenix") Nominated
2013 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Arrested Development Nominated
2013 Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Arrested Development Nominated
2016 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production[a] Zootopia Won [31]
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Animated Movie Voice Zootopia Nominated [32]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Frenemies (shared with Ginnifer Goodwin) Zootopia Won [33]
2017 Hollywood Walk of Fame Motion Pictures all film work Inducted [34]

Notes

  1. ^ Tied with Auli'i Cravalho for Moana

References

  1. ^ Sirota, Brendan Vaughan,Peggy (2013-03-21). "Jason Bateman Cover Story - GQ April 2013". GQ. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Freeman, Hadley (2014-10-09). "Jason Bateman: 'My dirty secret? Playing the straight man. Because he gets to be in every scene'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Smith, Patrick (22 May 2013). "Jason Bateman interview: 'Arrested Development gave me a new life'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d Stated during Bateman's appearance on Inside the Actors Studio (September 7, 2009)
  5. ^ Rose, Steve (July 16, 2011). "Jason Bateman: 'I've got a great deal of dirt on Jennifer Aniston'". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ "Jason Bateman Biography". Yahoo! Movies. 
  7. ^ Blackwell, Earl (1990). Earl Blackwell's celebrity register. Times Publishing Group. p. 27. 
  8. ^ "Jason Bateman: I'm Not a Great Son". USA Today. May 19, 2008. Retrieved 2010. 
  9. ^ "Jason Bateman - Television Academy". 
  10. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (April 4, 2013). "New 'Arrested Development' Season Coming to Netflix on May 26". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013. 
  11. ^ The SNL Archives. October 8, 2009. Retrieved October 8, 2009.
  12. ^ "Sit Down, Shut Up". Fox. Archived from the original on April 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009. 
  13. ^ "Jason Bateman and Will Arnett Reunite for Web Video". TV Guide. 
  14. ^ "'Arrested Development' May Never See A Fifth Season, According To Jason Bateman". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "Arrested Development season five delays blamed on 'prima donna' Jason Bateman". International Business Times UK. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ [1]Reiher, Andrea (August 4, 2017). "BREAKING BAD FANS HAVE FOUND THEIR NEW FIX IN JASON BATEMAN-STARRER OZARK". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ "Bateman, Judge Pair for 'Extract'". Entertainment Weekly. 29 April 2008. Retrieved 2012. 
  18. ^ Trio of Ladies Going on Couples Retreat" TV Guide. October 15, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  19. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival 2012: Spotlight" Archived April 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Merry, Stephanie. "'Pump' movie review: Beating the oil drum for alternative fuel solutions". washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "'The Gift'". Dread Central. November 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  22. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (November 1, 2013). "Jason Bateman Set To Direct And Star With Nicole Kidman In 'The Family Fang'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013. 
  23. ^ Gary Wayne (2012). "The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach". Seeing Stars in Hollywood. Gary Wayne. Retrieved 2012. 
  24. ^ "Jason Bateman: Drugs Almost Cost Me My Marriage". US Weekly. 8 July 2009. Retrieved 2012. 
  25. ^ "Mumford and Sons release hilarious Hopeless Wanderer video". Music Blogged. August 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  26. ^ "Jason Bateman Welcomes Daughter Maple Sylvia". (February 16, 2012). People.
  27. ^ "Jason Bateman Undergoes Throat Surgery". (November 1, 2005.) People. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
  28. ^ "Shrewsbury Town shirt for Hollywood star". US Weekly. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of. 
  30. ^ "What Do These People Have in Common?". Young Artist Awards. The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  31. ^ Flores, Terry (5 February 2017). "'Zootopia' Wins Top Prize at Annie Awards (Winners List)". Variety. Retrieved 2017. 
  32. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2017: Full List Of Winners". People's Choice. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  33. ^ "Kids' Choice Awards 2017: Full Nominees and Winners List". Us Weekly. Retrieved 2017. 
  34. ^ "Hollywood Walk of Fame - Jason Bateman". walkoffame.com. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2017. 

Further reading

  • Dye, David. Child and Youth Actors: Filmography of Their Entire Careers, 1914-1985. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1988, p. 13.
  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 373.

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