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JASON BATEMAN (Judd Altman) 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
Guild Award nominations for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the
multi-award-winning comedy series "Arrested Development." Since then, the actor,
producer and director has attained leading-man status in front and behind the
Since "Arrested Development" ended in 2006, Bateman has secured one major
after another. In 2007, he 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,"
Hoffman and Natalie Portman. In 2008, Bateman starred alongside Will Smith and
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
"Juno," in which Bateman had a pivotal role. "Juno" received Best Film
nominations by most
major film critics' groups, as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press and Academy
Picture Arts and Sciences.
In 2010, Bateman starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "The
He shined in a supporting role opposite George Clooney in the Golden Globe- and
Award-nominated "Up in the Air," for director Jason Reitman, and starred
Vaughn and Kristen Bell in Jon Favreau's "Couples Retreat." In 2009, Bateman
Judge's "Extract," which he also produced through his F+A Productions banner. He
also had a
memorable cameo in the Ricky Gervais comedy "The Invention of Lying," and
emotionally charged performance in Kevin Macdonald's crime drama "State of
In March 2011, Bateman starred in Greg Mottola's comedy "Paul," written by
starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. He also starred in back-to-back leading
Ryan Reynolds in David Dobkin's comedy "The Change-Up" and the box-office hit
Bosses," in which Bateman re-teamed with director Seth Gordon.
In February 2013, Bateman starred with Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief,"
Seth Gordon and, in April 2013, starred in Henry Alex Rubin's thriller
Bateman most recently starred in "Bad Words," a dark comedy that also marked his
feature film directorial debut. "Bad Words" premiered at the 2013 Toronto
Festival in September and opened in theaters on March 14, 2014. On November
will reprise his starring role alongside Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer
Spacey, Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz in "Horrible Bosses 2."
Bateman is currently in production on his second directorial effort in which
he will also
star opposite Nicole Kidman in "The Family Fang," based on the Kevin Wilson
Bateman's other film credits include the comedy "The Ex"; "The Break-Up,"
Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, "with Vaughn and
"Starsky & Hutch," opposite Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vaughn; and the romantic
On the small screen, Bateman secured a first-look production deal for his
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 re-teamed 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
directed and produced the FX pilot "The Merger." In May 2013, Netflix premiered
the return of
cult favorite "Arrested Development" for 14 episodes, for which Bateman revived
his role as
Michael Bluth and earned a 2013 Emmy, as well as 2014 SAG and Golden Globe
In his adolescent and teen years, Bateman's portrayal of charming schemer
Taylor in "Silver Spoons" prompted NBC to create the spin-off "It's Your Move,"
Bateman. He then starred with Valerie Harper in "Valerie," retitled "Valerie's
then "The Hogan Family," from 1986 through 1991. Prior to that, he was a regular
on the iconic
series that has become an American treasure, "Little House on the Prairie," with
In January 2010, Bateman and Will Arnett, his longtime friend and "Arrested
Development" co- star, created the digital-driven production company DumbDumb
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. On February
25, 2014, NBC premiered the comedy "Growing Up Fisher," produced by Aggregate
Universal Television, on which Bateman served as an executive producer.
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