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Jason Bateman is an American actor known for playing Michael Bluth on the comedy series Arrested Development, and for starring in films like Juno and Hancock.
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Jason Bateman, born on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York, is an American television and film actor. Bateman started acting in his early teens, appearing in several TV sitcoms in the 1980s and 1990s. He came into the limelight during the 2000s for playing Michael Bluth on TV series Arrested Development. He has since starred in the film Juno with Ellen Page,
Jason Kent Bateman was born on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York. Starting out as an actor while in his early teen years, Jason Bateman has grown up to become one of today's leading comedic actors. He comes from a show business family—father Kent is a producer and sister Justine is an actress. Around the age of 10, Bateman began to act professionally. He soon started to land work in commercials.
Bateman made his television debut in 1981 with a recurring role on Little House on the Prairie. In the popular series based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, he played the adopted son of pioneer Charles and Caroline Ingalls (played by Michael Landon and Karen Grassle). Bateman first showed his comedic talents in the popular sitcom Silver Spoons starring Rick Schroder in 1982. On the series, Bateman played Schroder's scheming school friend. His boy-next-door good looks and sense of humor made him very popular with younger audiences, especially teenaged girls.
Leaving the show after the first two seasons, Bateman starred in the short-lived comedy It's Your Move, playing yet another scheming teen. He soon landed a supporting role on another family comedy with Valerie Harper of The Mary Tyler Moore Show fame. He played one of Harper's three sons. After a dispute with the show's producers, Harper left the series after the first season. The show continued on as The Hogan Family and Sandy Duncan joined the cast as the boys' aunt. Bateman also explored life behind the camera, directing three episodes of the show. For his efforts, he became the youngest person inducted into the Directors Guild of America, at the age of 18.
During the run of the series, Bateman found time for other projects. He co-starred with sister Justine in the 1986 television movie Can You Feel Me Dancing?, which was co-produced by their father. In the movie, Justine played a blind teenager trying to break free from her overprotective family and friends. Jason played her brother in the film. Bateman then made his feature film debut in the poorly received Teen Wolf Too, the sequel to the 1985 comedic hit starring Michael J. Fox. He played a relative of Fox's character who discovers that he also suffers from the family's werewolf curse. Grossing only $7.6 million at the box office, the film was considered a commercial failure. Bateman's father had also produced this film.
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