Acclaimed actor Jason Bateman
American actor, director, and producer Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is best known for his portrayals of Michael Bluth on the Fox/Netflix comedy series Arrested Development and Marty Byrde on the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–2022). He is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Satellite Awards. His first television role was in an episode of Little House on the Prairie, a 1980s NBC drama. 
He has starred in the films Teen Wolf Too (1987), Necessary Roughness (1991), Dodgeball (2004), Juno (2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, Extract (all 2009), The Switch (2010), The Change-Up (2011), Paul (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011) and its sequel (2014), This is Where I Leave You (2014), Identity Thief (2013), The Gift (2015), Office Christmas Party (2016), Zootopia (2016), and Game Night (2018) With Will Arnett and Sean Hayes, he has co-hosted the comedy podcast SmartLess since July 2020.
With the dark comedy Bad Words (2013), in which he also starred, Bateman made his directorial debut. In the years following, he has acted in and directed films like The Family Fang (2015) and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–2022). Bateman has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2019 for his work on Ozark. In 2020, he directed two episodes of the HBO miniseries The Outsider and had a recurring role in the show.
Early life [ edit ]
Bateman's family moved from Rye, New York, to Salt Lake City, Utah, when he was four years old. They eventually settled in California. Victoria Elizabeth, his mother, was a flight attendant for Pan Am and a native of the British town of Shrewsbury. His famous filmmaker/actor/writer/director dad is named Kent Bateman. His older sister, Justine Bateman, is also an actress. And he's got three half-brothers, too . 
Bateman did not complete high school. Bateman said in an interview with Wired Magazine that he dropped out of high school because filming Teen Wolf Too kept him from finishing his finals. 
Bateman disclosed to Best Life magazine that he and Justine had helped support their parents through their TV work, and he also said that he had been managed by his father up until he turned 20. 
Career [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Bateman began his acting career in 1980 with a commercial for Golden Grahams. He then landed the role of James Cooper on Little House on the Prairie, an orphaned boy whose sister is also adopted by the Ingalls family. Derek Taylor, Ricky Schroder's "bad boy" best friend, was a recurring role for him on Silver Spoons from 1982–1984. In 1984, he had a small role in the episode "Lost Knight" of Knight Rider's third season, and he had a few more guest spots on other shows. Due to his success on Silver Spoons, Bateman was offered the lead role of Matthew Burton on the NBC sitcom It's Your Move, which he played from September 1984 until February 1985. In the first week of the game show Win, Lose, or Draw in 1987, he and Burt Reynolds competed on the male team.
In the mid-1980s, Bateman became a teen idol thanks to his role as David Hogan on The Hogan Family (renamed Valerie and then Valerie's Family when Valerie Harper left the show). When he directed three episodes of The Hogan Family at the age of 18, he set a record for being the youngest member of the Directors Guild of America. It was the 1987 box office bomb Teen Wolf Too that brought him widespread recognition. Starring alongside Katharine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn in the 1994 TV movie, This Can't Be Love, he gained widespread attention for his performance. During this time, he appeared in four different television series, but none of them lasted more than a single season: Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends. Aside from that, in 1999, he directed an episode of Two of a Kind. In the film The Sweetest Thing, released in 2002, he portrayed the sexy younger brother of Thomas Jane's character.
Arrested Development, a comedy series, cast Bateman as Michael Bluth in 2003. Despite positive reviews, the show's run ended on February 10, 2006, because of low ratings. In the early months of 2013, the show was brought back. Bateman's work on the show garnered him numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. As of 2005, he had a total of three Emmy Award nominations, including one for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. The original cast of Arrested Development, including Bateman, has returned for new episodes available on Netflix. On February 12, 2005, Bateman hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live and on February 12, 2004, he and his Arrested Development costar David Cross provided commentary on the 2004 Democratic National Convention for The Majority Report. He had a guest starring role as Mr. Big Bird on the Scrubs episode "My Big Bird" in 2006. Sutton is a trash collector who keeps a herd of vicious ostriches as pets. Bateman joined the cast of the cancelled Fox comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up as a regular voice actor in 2009. He gave life to the gym teacher and only member of staff with actual teaching abilities, Larry Littlejunk. 
Bateman and his Arrested Development co-star, Will Arnett, launched their digital-focused production company "DumbDumb Productions" in 2010. The first of their "Dirty Shorts" for Orbit was called "Prom Date."  For the 2012 Arrested Development revival, Bateman and the rest of the original cast reunited for their role of Michael Bluth. Season 1 of the show, which is now supported by Netflix, became available to the public recently. On May 26, 2013, it released Instant Watch No. 4 on its website. Both the show's continuation and a movie adaptation were anticipated. Bateman has been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for the fourth season running. The fifth season of the Netflix original series, which began on May 29, 2018, and ended on March 15, 2019, saw the return of the entire original cast.
In the 2017 Netflix drama Ozark, Bateman returned to television as both an actor and director, playing a financial advisor who moves his family to Missouri to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel. Positive comparisons have been made between Bateman's portrayal of Marty Byrde and Bryan Cranston's portrayal of Walter White in the AMC series Breaking Bad. 
Upon winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Ozark, Bateman's acceptance speech was widely praised. In it, he encourages those who are unemployed to keep looking for work, saying, "You're just one job away from getting the schedule you want." That talent of yours is abundantly clear. Keep going! 
Bateman reprised his role as Tim Holifield from The Facts of Life's third season episode "Kids Can Be Cruel" for the third episode of Live in Front of a Studio Audience in 2021. 
Film [ edit ]
To promote Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, in which Bateman starred in 2004, he made an appearance on ESPN. The number 8 ("The Ocho") commentator Pepper Brooks, and Kevin, Vince Vaughn's business partner on Starsky & Hutch. It wasn't until 2006's The Break-Up that he and Vaughn worked together again. He starred in Smokin' Aces with Ben Affleck in 2007 as disgraced lawyer Rupert "Rip" Reed, and he also had roles in The Kingdom, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and Juno. Alongside Will Smith and Charlize Theron, he starred in 2008's Hancock, a superhero film. In 2009, Bateman appeared in the Mike Judge-penned and -directed film Extract and the Vince Vaughn-produced and -starring comedy Couples Retreat, in which Kristen Bell played his wife.  He co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in the 2010 romantic comedy The Switch. He starred in the 2011 comedies Paul, Horrible Bosses, and The Change-Up, and he played Special Agent Lorenzo Zoil in Paul.
Mansome, for which Bateman and Will Arnett shared their first executive producer credit, was selected as a Spotlight film at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in March. Morgan Spurlock's documentary takes a humorous look at how men's grooming habits contribute to their sense of self.  The film features celebrity and expert commentary. In 2012, he made a dramatic turn in the thriller film Disconnect, and since then he has starred in the comedies Identity Thief (2013) and This Is Where I Leave You (2014), as well as the horror comedy Horrible Bosses 2 (2015). In 2014, he narrated the documentary Pump, which he also appeared in. (2015)'s suspenseful The Gift, starring Joel Edgerton and Rebecca Hall and Bateman, was one of Bateman's biggest breakout roles. His company, Aggregate Films, recently announced an extension of its partnership with Universal. 
Bateman helmed and starred in his first full-length feature film, Bad Words, in 2013. A film version of The Family Fang, which he directed and starred in, was also a success. Nick Wilde, the fox con artist in Zootopia, was voiced by Bateman. His 2018 action comedy film Game Night, which he also produced, featured him prominently. His work earned him nods for best comic actor at both the San Diego Film Critics' Society Awards and the Critics' Choice Awards. 
Bateman appears in the music video for "Hopeless Wanderer" by Mumford & Sons. 
Before Ryan Reynolds dropped out, Jason Bateman was supposed to direct and star in Clue with him in 2020. Supposed scheduling conflicts have since forced him to cancel. Bateman left another film in 2022, this time Scarlett Johansson's Artemis, over creative differences. As of September 2022, it was announced that Bateman would be directing the Netflix film adaptation of Joseph Cox's Dark Wire. 
Podcast [ edit ]
Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes launched a comedy and talk podcast called SmartLess in July 2020. Bateman established SmartLess Media in 2022 and used it to release four more podcasts. 
Controversy [ edit ]
Critics have accused Bateman, David Cross, and Tony Hale of defending Jeffrey Tambor's erratic behavior on the set of Arrested Development, a role in which they all played. Bateman tried to quell the controversy in a May 2018 cast interview with The New York Times.
"Again, I don't mean to minimize the issue or make excuses for it, but it's extremely common in the entertainment industry to have people who are, quote, 'difficult.' Furthermore, when you're in a position of power to hire new staff, Character development, good work habits, and an appreciation for the value of one's efforts are among the many benefits of working. Because this process of [expletive] that we engage in—you know, creating an artificial existence—is inherently vague. It's strange, and it fosters abnormal behavior and mental processes in some people. "
Jessica Walter, who was present for the interview, fought back tears as she talked about Tambor, insisting that the two had made up after the incident.
She admitted, "Verbally, yes, he (Tambor) harassed me, but he did apologize," adding, "Jason says this happens all the time." But I've never had anyone yell at me like that on a set in all my years of working here—like, almost sixty years. It's a challenge, but I've managed to get past it. Right now, I'm letting it go. for New York Times "
Each of the three men apologized to Walter within a few days of the interview. Bateman admitted in retrospect that his attempt to determine what motivated Tambor's actions was an overreach. When asked about the importance of respect at work, Bateman was quoted in an interview with Time as saying, "I always thought it was important for people to treat one another with respect at work, no matter what industry you're in." The whole thing has given me the opportunity to hone my listening skills, which I use to this day. "
Aspects of One's Private Life [ edit ]
Celebrity race at the 1987 Long Beach Grand Prix, which Bateman won. 
On July 3, 2001, Bateman wed Amanda Anka, an actress and daughter of singer Paul Anka. There are two female offspring in the family. 
Bateman battled alcoholism and drug addiction throughout the '90s, as he explained in a 2009 interview: "I'd worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard." Plus, I was very successful at it. 10 years of this felt like something out of the movie Risky Business. "
Bateman cheers for the Los Angeles Dodgers. 
Filmography [ edit ]
Nominations and honors [ edit ]
Notes [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
- ^ a b Movie and TV star Jason Bateman (1969-) is credited as an actor in this article. FYI / A&E Networks' Biography.com Date of original publication: March 24, 2015 Retrieved January 1, 2018
- ^ Brendan Vaughan (March 21, 2013). "April 2013 GQ Cover Story: Jason Bateman" GQ Retrieved November 2 2017
- ^ As of Monday, October 9th, 2014, Hadley Freeman "My dirty secret is playing the straight man," Jason Bateman has said, "because he gets to be in every scene." In The Guardian UK ISSN 0261-3077 Retrieved Sunday, November 2nd, 2017
- ^ Patrick Smith May 22nd, 2013 "Arrested Development gave me a new life," Jason Bateman said in an interview. The Telegraph Daily UK Originally published January 11, 2022 Retrieved Monday, November 3rd, 2015
- ^ a b c d During his appearance on the September 7, 2009, episode of Inside the Actors Studio, Bateman made this statement.
- ^ On July 16, 2011, Steve Rose wrote an article for the New York Times. For example: "Jason Bateman: 'I've got a great deal of dirt on Jennifer Aniston.'" The Observer UK
- ^ Title: "A Life Story of Jason Bateman" Yahoo Movies
- ^ Earlier this century, Earl Blackwell A list of famous people compiled by Earl Blackwell Press of the Times p 27
- ^ a b "I'm Not a Great Son" by Jason Bateman. USA Today May 19, 2008 Retrieved May 28, 2010
- ^ Top Googled Questions About Jennifer Aniston & Jason Bateman Popular Tech Magazine Wired 7 December 2016 Moment occurs at 1:42 Retrieved from "YouTube Archive" on December 22, 2021.
- ^ TV Academy's Jason Bateman
- ^ David I. Itzkoff (April 4, 2013) On May 26, Netflix will premiere the new season of "Arrested Development." New York's Timely Paper Retrieved August 12, 2013
- ^ Watch Old Episodes of Saturday Night Live October 8th, 2009 The article was retrieved on October 8th, 2009.
- ^ Instructed to "Sit Down and Be Quiet" Fox Website archived from the original on April 17, 2009 Retrieved April 14, 2009
- ^ Jason Bateman and Will Arnett Team Up Again for New Web Video TV Guide
- ^ With Season 5 of "Arrested Development," Netflix has confirmed the show's return. Variety May 17, 2017 Retrieved On 11 January, 2018
- ^ According to Andrea Reiher (2017-08-04) "Jason Bateman Is the New Crack for Breaking Bad Addicts." The Critics at Rotten Tomatoes Retrieved August 7, 2017
- ^ Alyssa Morin (2019-01-27). "You're Just One Job Away," Jason Bateman Says in Motivating Speech at 2019 SAG Awards" E News Retrieved Dated: February 28 2019
- ^ Alison Crist (January 27, 2019) You're Just One Job Away, Jason Bateman Tells Actors He's Giving His SAG Award To A Report From Hollywood Retrieved Today is February 28th, so let's talk about love. 2019
- ^ On 12/7/2021, Ryan Schwartz Facts of Life Live on ABC Kicks Off With Original Cast Reuniting, Grade Reenactment" TVLine Retrieved Dated: 7 Dcm 2021
- ^ For 'Extract,' Bateman and Judge Make a Great Team Magazine of Arts and Leisure April 29, 2008 Retrieved August 19, 2012
- ^ Together with Two Other Women, We're Taking a Romantic Getaway Friday, October 16, 2008 Obtainable as of October15, 2008
- ^ Spotlight, a film that premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, was archived on April 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- ^ Cheerful, Stephanie "Beating the oil drum for alternative fuel solutions in 'Pump,'" a movie review states. The New York Times Retrieved October 18th, 2017
- ^ "The Gift" Fear's Epicenter One Day Ago: November 1, 2013 Retrieved November 4 2013
- ^ Dave McNary (July 30, 2015) Jason Bateman's First Look Agreement with Universal Has Been Extended. Variety Retrieved January 3, 2021
- ^ It was written by Mike Fleming Jr. (1st of November, 2013) The Family Fang will feature Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman in key roles. Timely announcement from Hollywood Retrieved Earlier this month, on November 4th, 2013
- ^ Awards Suggested by the San Diego Film Critics Society in 2018 Association of Film Critics of San Diego The 7th of December, 2018 Retrieved On the 11th of December, 2018
- ^ The Full List of 2019 Critics' Choice Award Nominees" Vulture.com The 10th of December, 2018 Retrieved Monday, September 18 2020
- ^ A video for their song "Hopeless Wanderer" was just released, and it's hysterical. Blogs about music 4 August 2013 Date of original publication: August 30, 2018 Retrieved August 4, 2013
- ^ On March 31st, 2020, Adam Chitwood Article Title: "Jason Bateman Justifies His Decision to Step Down as Director of the Clue Remake" Collider Retrieved Monday, October 17 2022
- ^ Mike Fleming Jr. (June 7, 2022) Creative differences led to Jason Bateman's departure from the Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans film Artemis. Deadline Retrieved Saturday, October 17 2022
- ^ "Dark Wire" Casts Jason Bateman as Director. Tudum, or Netflix Retrieved October 17 2022
- ^ For the 7th of July, 2020, see White, Peter. The "Smartless" Podcast Stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes. Hollywood's Last Chance Retrieved June 29, 2021
- ^ Tod Spangler Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett, the hosts of "SmartLess," have formed a media company and planned four comedic podcasts for release in 2023. Journal of Variety Retrieved On the 14th of December, 2022
- ^ Sopan Deb (May 22nd, 2018) We interviewed the cast of "Arrested Development," and things got pretty real. New York’s Times Retrieved May 24, 2018
- ^ Alex Ritman (May 24, 2018). The New York Times published an article titled "Jason Bateman Responds to 'Arrested Development' NYT Interview Backlash: "I Was Wrong Here." A Report From Hollywood Retrieved May 24, 2018
- ^ 'Arrested Development's UK tour was called off after a tearful interview. BBC May 25, 2018 Retrieved May 25, 2018
- ^ According to Hammond, Pete (2018-06-13). For the actor's perspective, see "Jason Bateman on 'Arrested Development,' 'Ozark,' Controversy, and Career Expansion." Hollywood's Last Chance Retrieved June 18, 2018
- ^ Mahita Gajanan's article from August 23rd, 2018 "Ozark" Star Jason Bateman Dishes on Playing a Villain on TV. Time Retrieved Tuesday, October 20 2018
- ^ In Wayne, Gary (2012) "Long Beach's Toyota Grand Prix" Seeing-Stars com Retrieved August 19, 2012
- ^ There was a news item titled "Jason Bateman Welcomes Daughter Maple Sylvia Archived December 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine." (Tuesday, February 16th, 2012) People
- ^ Drugs nearly destroyed my marriage, says Jason Bateman. Us Weekly July 8, 2009 Retrieved August 19, 2012
- ^ Sarah Kwak (2009-09-07). 'Extract' Stars Dodgers Fan Jason Bateman. Magazine devoted to sports - specifically, Sports Illustrated Retrieved June 25, 2018
- ^ Erin Jensen (Oct.25, 2017). Huge numbers of famous people attend the World Series game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. USA Today Retrieved June 25, 2018
- ^ The question is, "What Do They Have in Common?" Prizes Recognizing the Achievement of Young Performers YAF: Supporting Tomorrow's Creative Minds 2012 In the original form on April 3, 2011 Retrieved August 19, 2012
- ^ Terry Flores (2017-02-05). Zootopia Takes Home the Most Awards at the Annies (Full List of Winners) Variety Retrieved 5 February 2017
- ^ You can see the complete list of winners from this year's People's Choice Awards here. Most Votes Wins It is currently January 19, 2017. A copy of this article that was archived on January 20, 2017, Retrieved March 12, 2017
- ^ Title: "Kids' Choice Awards 2017: Complete Winners and Nominees List" Us Weekly March 11, 2017 Retrieved March 12, 2017
- ^ "Jason Bateman Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame" The Stars on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood American Chamber of Commerce in Hollywood Retrieved November 14 2017
- ^ According to Miller, Mike (30 August 2018). Poll: "Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series" at the 2018 Emmys: who should win? Magazine of Arts and Leisure Retrieved September 18 2018
- ^ Xavier Harding (2018-09-17). Stephen Daldry of "The Crown" was named "outstanding director for a drama series" at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Inc. Mic Network Retrieved Saturday, September 18 2018
- ^ "This year's complete Golden Globes winners list" TheGuardian.com Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Retrieved 15 January 2018
- ^ Title: "SAG Awards 2018: Full List of Winners" Style Magazine Dated: January 21st, 2018 Retrieved On September 18th, 2018
- ^ Nominees for the 2018 Awards College of Journalism and Mass Communication Date of original publication: November 29, 2018 Retrieved In the 11th day of December 2018
- ^ Patrick Hipes (2018-12-12). For the complete list of nominees, see "SAG Awards Nominations: 'A Star Is Born,' 'Mrs. Maisel,' and 'Ozark' Lead the Way." To the Hollywood press: Deadline Retrieved On the 12th of December, 2018
- ^ By Arnav Jain (10 February 2021). Introducing the First Ever Nominees for the Film Independent Spirit Awards in the Television Category: The Must List Independent motion pictures. Retrieved Yesterday, on February 14th, 2021
- ^ Mirjana Van Blaricom, dated 1 February 2021. Article: "Film and TV Nominees for the 25th Annual Satellite Awards" School of International Journalism Retrieved The first day of February is the 2021
- ^ The Directors Guild of America has released its list of 2020 nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials, and Documentaries. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences March 8, 2021 Retrieved March 8, 2021
- ^ The 10th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Awards have been presented. www aacta org March 6, 2021
- ^ Lewis, Hilary, and Kimberly Nordyke, 12 Jul 2022 Emmy Nominations for 2022 Have Been Made Public" There is a publication called The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 12, 2022
- Dye, David Filmography of Child and Youth Performers: An Annotated List, 1914-1985 Printed by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, North Carolina , 1988, p 13
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