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Jason Bateman

Birth Name: 
Jason Kent Bateman
Birthday: 
Tuesday, January 14, 1969
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Birth Place: 
Rye, New York, USA
Height: 
6' 0"

Jason Bateman is an American film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom "Arrested Development" (2003), as well as his role on "Silver Spoons" (1982) as a child actor.

He was born Jason Kent Bateman on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York, USA. His father, Kent Bateman, is a film and television director and founder of a Hollywood repertory stage company. His mother, Victoria Bateman, was a flight attendant. In 1981, at the age of 12, young Bateman made his debut on television as James Cooper Ingalls in "Little House on the Prairie" (1974): Uncle Jed, appearing in 18 more episodes in one season. In the mid-1980s, he became the DGA's youngest-ever director when he directed three episodes of "Valerie" (1986) at age 18. During the 2000s, Bateman's film career has been on soaring trajectory. In 2005, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy, for "Arrested Development" (2003), and received other awards and nominations.

Bateman has been enjoying a happy family life with his wife, actress Amanda Anka (daughter of singer Paul Anka). They wed in Malibu, California, in 2003. Their first child, Francesca Nora Bateman, was born in Los Angeles on October 28, 2006. The Batemans reside in Los Angeles, California.

News

Box Office Report: 'Identity Thief' No. 1 With $36.6 Million

The R-rated comedy exceeds expectations despite Winter Storm Nemo in the Northeast; Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" Opens No.... Read more
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Reynolds Ready For The Change-Up

The body-swap comedy is a well-worn cinematic concept, but Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman will be hoping we all find it fresh and new, since they’ve signed on to Universal’s The Change-Up.... Read more
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'Hancock' sequel in the works

Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman are gearing up to reunite for the sequel to Columbia Pictures' "Hancock," with Peter Berg set to helm the action-comedy. Berg disclosed the news at the Toronto Film Festival where he said, "Everybody's going to come back for a sequel."... Read more
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Seth Rogen to voice 'Paul' for Pegg

Universal and Working Title Films have added Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Jane Lynch to the cast of "Paul." The road trip laffer stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and will be directed by Greg Mottola.... Read more
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Reviews

The Gift (BLU-RAY)

     Simon (Jason Bateman; Arrested Development) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall; Iron Man 3) have just moved into a new house and a new city. All seems to be going as planned until Simon has a run in with an old school mate, Gordo (Joel Edgerton; Black Mass).... Read more
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Identity Thief

Identity Thief, Director Seth Gordon's follow-up to 2011’s Horrible Bosses, opened earlier this year to less than stellar reviews.  The film may have been a box office success due in part to a talented cast, but a meandering storyline distracted from the fun.  Thankfully, Jason ... Read more
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Identity Thief

Jason Bateman’s film career is filled with plenty of romantic comedies and lowbrow humor but every once in a while he manages to surprise audiences with a hilarious film like Horrible Bosses.... Read more
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The Change-Up (BLU-RAY)

I honestly went into The Change Up with an open mind. If you know me you know that I don’t find Ryan Reynolds to be that great of an actor or comedian. For me he peaked at Van Wilder (if you can call that peaking) and pretty much every job thereafter was some slight spin off of that character.... Read more
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The Change-Up

At one point or another, everyone has wondered what it would be like to switch places with one of their friends.... Read more
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Videos

Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer #3)

Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer #3)

Horrible Bosses 2 starring Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey ... Read more
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Horrible Bosses 2 (Ransom Note)

Horrible Bosses 2 (Ransom Note)

Horrible Bosses 2 (Ransom Note) ... Read more
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The Longest Week (Trailer #1)

The Longest Week (Trailer #1)

The Longest Week starring Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, Jenny Slate, Billy Crudup ... Read more
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Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer #1)

Horrible Bosses 2 (Trailer #1)

Horrible Bosses 2 starring Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz ... Read more
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This Is Where I Leave You (Trailer #1)

This Is Where I Leave You (Trailer #1)

This Is Where I Leave You (Trailer #1) ... Read more
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