JASON BATEMAN (Riggleman) established himself as an actor in his early
teens, first in the long-running show Little House on the Prairie, followed by a starring
role in the hit family comedy Silver Spoons. Since then, Bateman has successfully
transitioned from child actor to distinguished professional actor, as demonstrated by
being awarded a 2004 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Bateman was most recently seen in his Emmy-nominated performance on the
critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning Fox comedy series Arrested Development,
starring alongside Portia de Rossi and Jeffrey Tambor. The show centered around the
hilariously dysfunctional Bluth family of Orange County, California, whose members—
with one exception (Bateman)—have squandered profits from the family real estate
development business in pursuit of their own peculiar interests.
Upcoming, Bateman stars in the feature film Fast Track, with Amanda Peet and
Zach Braff for the Weinstein Co. The film will be released at the end of 2006. He also
has a small part in Universal Pictures and Working Title Films' Smokin' Aces. The actor
is currently in production on the feature film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, in a
lead role for director Zach Helm, opposite Natalie Portman and Dustin Hoffman. He is
also going into production on Universal Pictures' feature film The Kingdom, with Jamie
Foxx and Chris Cooper.
Previously on the big screen, he was seen as a loose-lipped sports commentator in
20th Century Fox's comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, starring Vince Vaughn
and Ben Stiller. Immediately prior, Bateman also co-starred in the Warner Bros.' film
Starsky & Hutch, opposite Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. The film,
directed by Todd Phillips (Old School), was a comedic remake of the cult '70s sitcom
about two "streetwiseâ€ť police officers fighting crime. In 2002, Bateman starred with
Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair in the romantic comedy The
Sweetest Thing. He garnered many favorable reviews for his comedic timing in the role
As for Bateman's television credits, after impressing network executives with his
portrayal of the charming, yet scheming, Derek Taylor in Silver Spoons, producers
created a spinoff, It's Your Move, based on the popularity of Bateman. He then starred
with Valerie Harper in the applauded Valerie/Valerie's Family/The Hogan Family
comedy series from 1986-1991. His other television credits include Simon, Chicago
Sons, George and Leo, Love Stinks and Some of My Best Friends.
Bateman currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Amanda Anka
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