Jason Bateman

Highest Rated: 97% Zootopia (2016)
Lowest Rated: 7% Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Birthday: Jan 14, 1969
Birthplace: Rye, New York, USA
The younger brother of Family Ties star Justine Bateman, actor Jason Bateman has been a mainstay on television since the 1980s, starring in countless sitcoms of varying success. He first displayed his scene-stealing propensity in the role of young sharpster Derek Taylor, best friend of star Ricky Schroder, on Silver Spoons. The audience response to Bateman was so positive that the 15-year-old was given his own sitcom vehicle in 1984, as "teenaged con man" Matthew Burton on It's Your Move. When this series was cancelled after one season, Bateman moved to the long-running role of wise-guy teen David Hogan on the mid-1980s series Valerie, which of course later changed names (and leading actresses) to emerge as The Hogan Family. During this period, Bateman also found time to star or co-star in a handful of feature films, such as the 1985 made-for-TV summer-camp comedy Poison Ivy, Teen Wolf, Too, and 1991's Necessary Roughness. However, none of the projects were successful enough to give Bateman a springboard to bigscreen stardom.Following the conclusion of The Hogan Family in 1991, Bateman embarked on a decade plagued by failed TV outings. On top of several pilots that never even saw the light of day, he was the lead in no less than four ill-fated sitcoms, Simon, George and Leo, Chicago Sons, and Some of My Best Friends. Fortunately, as the new millenium was ushered in, things started to look bright for Bateman. After a supporting turn in the Cameron Diaz comedy The Sweetest Thing, his first major theatrical feature in a decade, he was tapped to lead the eclectic ansemble cast of the Ron Howard-produced Fox sitcom Arrested Development. Acclaimed for its smart humor and fresh concept, the show became a hit with critics and viewers.In the wake of Arrested Development's success, Bateman continued to increase his presence in the world of comedy, but henceforth on the silver screen. He made memorable appearances in 2004 comedies like Starsky and Hutch and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as well as more serious fare, like the 2007 Iraq War movie The Kingdom, but Bateman's next major hit seemed to come later that year, with a memorable supporting role in the comedy Juno. He would continue to be a mainstay in comedy, however, with appearances in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Invention of Lying, Extract, Couples Retreat, and The Switch, but the actor would continue to surprise audiences with more dramatic films as well, like 2009's State of Play and Up in the Air. For comedy fans, Bateman couldn't be avoided in 2011, with roles in Horrible Bosses as well as The Change-Up. Soon, he was signing up to star alongside Olivia Wilde and Billy Cruddup in The Longest Week, and Alexander Skarsgard in Disconnect.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
84% Game Night Producer Max $33.6M 2018
41% Office Christmas Party Josh Parker $54.8M 2016
70% Central Intelligence Trevor $127.4M 2016
83% The Family Fang Baxter Fang Director Producer $15.8K 2016
97% Zootopia Nick Wilde $341.3M 2016
92% The Gift Simon $33.1M 2015
54% A LEGO Brickumentary Actor 2015
34% Horrible Bosses 2 Nick Hendricks $40M 2014
43% This Is Where I Leave You Judd Altman $26.8M 2014
75% Pump Actor $74K 2014
11% The Longest Week Conrad Vamont 2014
66% Bad Words Guy Trilby Director Producer 2014
No Score Yet The Arrested Development Documentary Project Actor 2013
70% Disconnect Rich Boyd $1.5M 2013
19% Identity Thief Sandy Patterson Producer $134.5M 2013
25% Mansome Executive Producer Actor $18.9K 2012
25% The Change-Up Dave Lockwood $37.1M 2011
69% Horrible Bosses Nick Hendricks $117M 2011
71% Paul Agent Zoil $37.4M 2011
51% The Switch Wally Mars $27.5M 2010
91% Up in the Air Craig Gregory $83.8M 2009
11% Couples Retreat Jason $109.2M 2009
56% The Invention of Lying Doctor $18.5M 2009
62% Extract Joel $10.7M 2009
84% State of Play Dominic Foy $37M 2009
41% Hancock Ray Embrey $228M 2008
83% Forgetting Sarah Marshall Detective on 'Animal Instincts' $63M 2008
94% Juno Mark Loring $143.4M 2007
38% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Henry Weston $32.2M 2007
51% The Kingdom Adam Leavitt $47.5M 2007
18% The Ex Chip Sanders $3.1M 2007
30% Smokin' Aces Rupert "Rip" Reed $35.7M 2007
22% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) Darkos $15.1M 2007
No Score Yet Totally Awesome Himself 2006
34% The Break-Up Riggleman $118.7M 2006
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Pepper Brooks $114.2M 2004
63% Starsky & Hutch Kevin $87.2M 2004
No Score Yet One Way Out John Farrow 2002
26% The Sweetest Thing Roger Donahue $24.5M 2002
No Score Yet Sol Goode Vee-jay 2001
No Score Yet Breaking the Rules (Sketches) Actor 2001
19% Love Stinks Jesse 1999
56% The Night We Never Met Actor 1993
No Score Yet A Taste for Killing Blaine 1992
No Score Yet Breaking the Rules Phil Stepler 1992
No Score Yet How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love? - Classroom Version Actor 1992
31% Necessary Roughness Jarvis Edison 1991
No Score Yet Moving Target Toby Kellogg 1988
7% Teen Wolf Too Todd Howard 1987
No Score Yet Bates Motel Tony 1987
No Score Yet The Thanksgiving Promise Steve Tilby 1986
No Score Yet Can You Feel Me Dancing? Larry Nichols 1986
No Score Yet Right to Kill? Actor 1985
No Score Yet Poison Ivy Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins Addison 1984

TV

CREDIT
76% Kidding
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2018
70% Ozark
2017
Executive Producer Martin 'Marty' Byrde
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
76% Arrested Development
2003-2018
Director Michael Bluth
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2011
64% The Muppets
2015-2016
Himself
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
35% Growing Up Fisher
2014
Executive Producer Narrator Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Host
  • 2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2004
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Mr. Sutton
  • 2006
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Host
  • 2005
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
Scott
  • 2003
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Director
  • 1999
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Director
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Hogan Family
1986-1991
Director David Hogan
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Tim Moynihan
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
James Cooper Ingalls James James Cooper
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1978
No Score Yet Growing Up Fisher
Executive Producer Narrator

QUOTES FROM Jason Bateman CHARACTERS