Jason Kent Bateman is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development. Bateman made his directorial debut with the black comedy Bad Words. He has since directed and starred in The Family Fang and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark.
About Jason Bateman in brief
Jason Kent Bateman is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development. Bateman made his directorial debut with the black comedy Bad Words. He has since directed and starred in The Family Fang and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark. In 2020, he directed and had a recurring role in the HBO miniseries The Outsider.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. His mother, Victoria Elizabeth, was a flight attendant for Pan Am who was originally from Shrewsbury, England. His older sister is actress Justine Bateman. He also has three half-brothers. He never finished high school. In an interview with Wired Magazine, Bateman admitted that he never received his diploma due to not finishing his finals while filming Teen Wolf Too. He appeared in a cereal commercial for Golden Grahams in 1980. He 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 best friend Derek Taylor. In 1987, he appeared with Burt Reynolds on the men’s team in the inaugural week of game show Win, Lose or Draw. He became the Directors Guild of America’s youngest-ever director when, aged 18, he helmed three episodes of The Hogan Family. In 2003, he played the frisky sibling of Thomas Jane’s character in the feature film The Sweetest Thing. He voiced Larry Sutton, a garbage man with a flock of ostriches, on the Fox comedy series Shut Up and Sit Down. In 2009, he became a regular actor for the short-lived comedy series Sit Down Down, Shut Down, Down. He co-hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live on February 12, 2006, and appeared as a guest star on the Scrubs episode My Big Bird. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2005 for his work on the series, Arrested Development and was also nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding actor in a comedy series.