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Name: Jason Bateman  
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Date of Birth: 14th January 1969
Place of Birth: Rye, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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Jason Bateman

Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969 in Rye, New York) is an American actor.

First popular in the 1980s, one of Jason Bateman's earliest major roles was on the drama, Little House on the Prairie. He later became a teen idol in shows such as Silver Spoons, It's Your Move, and The Hogan Family, but after the latter show ended its run, his career went into decline for almost a decade. During this period, he had major roles on four series—Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends—none of which lasted for longer than one season. But he did manage to squeeze in some major film work as the horny sibling of Thomas Jane's about to be married character in The Sweetest Thing and in 2003, his career made a comeback when he landed the lead role of Michael Bluth on the FOX television comedy Arrested Development.

Recently, he has appeared in Dodgeball as an ESPN 8 commentator and Starsky & Hutch as Vince Vaughn's character's business partner. He also recently did commentary on the 2004 Republican National Convention for The Majority Report with Arrested Development co-star David Cross.

Bateman was awarded the Golden Globe in 2005 for "Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy" for his work on Arrested Development. He guest-hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live on February 12, 2005.

His older sister is Family Ties star Justine Bateman. Since 2001, Jason has been married to actress Amanda Anka, daughter of singer and actor Paul Anka.

More recently, Bateman was pranked by Ashton Kutcher on the MTV show Punk'd. Although part of a "faked" car accident, Bateman lied to an interviewing police officer.

Selected filmography

  • Poison Ivy (1985)
  • Teen Wolf Too (1987)
  • Necessary Roughness (1991)
  • Breaking the Rules (1992)
  • Love Stinks (1999)
  • The Sweetest Thing (2002)
  • Arrested Development (2003)
  • Starsky and Hutch (2004)
  • Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
  • The Break-Up (2006)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2006)
  • Fast Track (2006)

External link

  • Jason Bateman at the Internet Movie Database

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