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Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman was honored with a Golden Globe Award in 2004 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and earned an Emmy Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitch Hurwitz-created, multi-award-winning comedy series Arrested Development. Since then, the actor, producer and director has attained leading-man status on the big screen and returned to his roots in television continuing to produce, write and develop projects for the small screen.

Jason Bateman was honored with a Golden Globe Award in 2004 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and earned an Emmy Award nomination and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitch Hurwitz-created, multi-award-winning comedy series Arrested Development. Since then, the actor, producer and director has attained leading-man status on the big screen and returned to his roots in television continuing to produce, write and develop projects for the small screen.

Since Arrested Development originally ended in 2006, Bateman has secured one major film role after another. In 2007, Bateman starred in Peter Berg’s action thriller The Kingdom and, prior to this, in writer/director Zach Helm’s family fantasy Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. In 2008, Bateman starred alongside Will Smith and Charlize Theron in Peter Berg’s Hancock, one of the top box-office openings worldwide. This came on the heels of one of the biggest success stories in independent filmmaking, Jason Reitman’s Juno, in which Bateman had a pivotal role as a potential adoptive father. Juno received Best Film nominations by most major film critics’ groups, as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2010, Bateman starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy The Switch. He shined in a supporting role, opposite George Clooney, in the Golden Globe- and Academy Award®-nominated Up in the Air, for director Jason Reitman, and starred alongside Vince Vaughn and Kristen Bell in Jon Favreau’s Couples Retreat. In 2009, Bateman headlined director Mike Judge’s Extract, which was produced by Bateman through his F+A Productions banner. He also had a memorable cameo in the Ricky Gervais comedy The Invention of Lying, and delivered an emotionally charged performance in Kevin Macdonald’s crime drama State of Play.

In March 2011, Bateman co-starred in Greg Mottola’s comedy Paul, which was written by and starred Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. He also starred in back-to-back leading roles, including opposite Ryan Reynolds in David Dobkin’s comedy The Change-Up and the box-office hit Horrible Bosses, in which Bateman reteamed with director Seth Gordon.

In February 2013, Bateman co-starred with Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief directed by Seth Gordon. Shortly after in April 2013, Bateman starred in Henry Alex Rubin’s thriller drama Disconnect with Paula Patton, Alexander Skarsgard, Frank Grillo and Max Thieriot. Bateman recently wrapped production in a starring role on Bad Words, a dark comedy that also marks his feature film directorial debut. Bateman is currently filming This Is Where I Leave You directed by Shawn Levy in which he stars alongside Tina Fey, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant. The comedy observes a dysfunctional Jewish family sitting Shivah together for an entire week where they have to confront their problems. His other film credits include the comedy The Ex; The Break-Up, with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller; and Starsky & Hutch, opposite Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. In 2002, he starred with Cameron Diaz in the romantic comedy The Sweetest Thing.

On the small screen, Bateman secured a first-look production deal for his company F+A Productions to develop, direct, and write original content for FOX Television. The deal came to fruition after Bateman directed the network’s comedy pilot Do Not Disturb, in Fall 2008. He also reteamed with Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz to voice a character in the FOX animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up in April 2009. In the summer of 2009, he directed and produced the FX Networks pilot The Merger. Bateman reprised his role as Michael Bluth in the return of Arrested Development, released by Netflix on May 26, 2013.

In his adolescent and teen years, Bateman’s portrayal of charming schemer Derek Taylor in Silver Spoons prompted NBC to create the spin-off It’s Your Move, starring Bateman. He then starred with Valerie Harper in the television series Valerie, retitled Valerie’s Family and then The Hogan Family, from 1986 through 1991. Prior to that, he was a series regular on the iconic television series that has become an American treasure, Little House on the Prairie, with Michael Landon.

In January 2010, Bateman and Will Arnett, his longtime friend and Arrested Development co-star, created the digital-driven production company DumbDumb Productions, to produce commercials, shorts and original content for distribution on the Internet and for the film industry. Following this, Bateman established the production banner Aggregate Films with a first-look, two-year partnership with Universal Pictures and Universal Television.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

0 Wins2 Nominations

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Jason Bateman, as Michael Bluth
  • Arrested Development
  • Netflix
  • Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2005

  • Nominee
  • Jason Bateman, as Michael Bluth
  • Arrested Development
  • FOX
  • Produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television for Netflix