Jason Bateman. biography
Jason Kent Bateman was born on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York, to producer Kent Bateman and started appearing in commercials at age 10.
Bateman made his on-screen debut in the TV series Little House on the Prairie (1981-1982) before displaying his knack for comedy in the sitcom Silver Spoons (1982-1984). He then began experimenting behind the scenes and in result became the youngest member inducted into the Directors Guild of America at the mere age of 18.
Bateman went on to work alongside his father in the 1986 made-for-TV movie Can You Feel Me Dancing? (also starring his sister Justine) and the box office failure Teen Wolf Too (1985). A string of short-lived TV series soon followed, including Simon (1995-1996) and Chicago Sons (1997), before transitioning into a more serious role in the TV series Some of My Friends (2001) in which he played a gay man.
From 2002 to 2004, Bateman’s face began to become recognizable in part of his memorable comedic performances in The Sweetest Thing (2002), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) and the hit TV series Arrested Development (2003-2013), which officially launched him to stardom.
Bateman then displayed his acting versatility in the action thriller Smokin’ Aces (2006), the comedy The Ex (2006), the action drama The Kingdom (2007), the dramedy Juno (2007), the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), the fantasy flick Hancock (2008), the drama Up in the Air (2009) and the comedy Couples Retreat (2009).
The funny man has since starred in The Switch (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Change-Up (2011), The Longest Week (2012), Hit and Run (2012) and Disconnect (2012). His most recent projects include the comedies Identity Thief (2013) opposite Melissa McCarthy, Bad Words (unknown release date), This Is Where I Leave You (unknown) alongside Tina Fey, Horrible Bosses 2 (unknown) and Arrested Development (unknown).
Jason Bateman Wife & Dating History Timeline
July 2009 - Present
Bateman tied the knot with Amanda Anka, the daughter of singer Paul Anka, in July 2001. They went on to welcome their daughters Francesca Nora Bateman (b. October 28, 2006) and Maple Sylvie (b. February 10, 2012).