Jason Bateman Biography, Wiki, Nationality, Occupation and Net Worth

Jason Kent Bateman is an American actor, director, and producer. He is known for his starring roles in numerous comedy films and for portraying Michael Bluth in the Fox / Netflix sitcom Arrested Development and Marty Byrde in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–2022). He has received several awards including a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2017 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Profile Summary

Jason Kent Bateman

January 14, 1969

Rye, New York, U.S.
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active 1981–present
Amanda Anka

(m. 2001)

Children 2
  • Kent Bateman (father)
  • Paul Anka (father-in-law)
  • Justine Bateman(sister)

Early Life of Jason Bateman

Bateman was born in Rye, New York, and was four years old when his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and later to California. His mother, Victoria Elizabeth, was a flight attendant for Pan Am who was originally from Shrewsbury in the United Kingdom. His father, Kent Bateman, is an American actor, writer, and director of film and television. His older sister is actress Justine Bateman.

Bateman, like many child actors, attended Brighton Hall School. However, he never finished high school. In an interview with Wired Magazine, Bateman admitted that he never received his diploma due to not finishing his finals while filming Teen Wolf Too.

Bateman told Best Life magazine that he and Justine supported their parents with their earnings from their television shows; he also revealed that he was managed by his father until Bateman was 20, when the business relationship was dissolved.

Early Career Life of Jason

He began his career as a child actor, appearing on television in the early 1980s on shows such as the NBC drama series Little House on the Prairie from 1981 to 1982 and The Hogan Family from 1986 to 1991. Bateman’s early film roles include Teen Wolf Too (1987) and Necessary Roughness (1991) before taking supporting roles in Dodgeball (2004), The Break-Up (2006), Juno (2007), Up in the Air(2009), and Couples Retreat (2009). Bateman took starring roles in the comedies Extract(2009), The Switch (2010), The Change-Up(2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), Identity Thief(2013), This is Where I Leave You (2014), Office Christmas Party (2016), Zootopia(2016), and Game Night (2018). He also acted in the drama films The Gift (2015), and Air(2023). Since 2020 he has co-hosted the comedy podcast SmartLess with Will Arnettand Sean Hayes.

Bateman made his directorial debut with The Hogan Family episode “Educating Rita” (Season 5, Episode 10) at the time setting the record for the youngest director in the Directors Guild of America. He has since directed and starred in The Family Fang (2015) and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–2022). Bateman was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2019 for his direction of Ozark and has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance. In 2020 he had a recurring role in (and directed two episodes of) the HBO miniseries The Outsider.

Marital Life of Jason

Bateman married actress Amanda Anka, daughter of singer Paul Anka, on July 3, 2001. They have two daughters who were born in 2006 and 2012.

Throughout the 1990s, Bateman struggled with an addiction to alcohol and drugs; he stated in a 2009 interview: “I’d worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard. And I did that really well … it was like Risky Businessfor ten years.”

Bateman is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Jason Bateman Net Worth

Jason Bateman is an American television and film actor who has a net worth of $30 million.


In July 2020, Bateman, along with Will Arnett and Sean Hayes, created a comedy and talk podcast called SmartLess. In 2022, Bateman created a media company SmartLess Media in order to create four additional podcasts.

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