Who Is Jason Bateman?
Jason Bateman is an award-winning American director, producer, and actor who has a net worth of $35 million. He started to gain fame after he played the role of Michael Bluth in the comedy sitcom, Arrested Development. Since then, he has started in a variety of movies, including Game Night, Zootopia, Office Christmas Party, The Gift, Horrible Bosses 1 and 2, The Switch, Extract, Up in the Air, Couples, Juno, Hancock, and The Break-Up among others.
Celebrity Name: Jason Bateman
Full Name: Jason Kent Bateman
Birth Date: January 14, 1969
Birth Place: Rye, New York, US
Weight: 76 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Amanda Anka, married since 2001
Children: Maple Sylvie Bateman, Francesca Nora Bateman
Profession: American producer, director, and actor
Net Worth: $35 million
Jason Kent Bateman was born on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York, to parents Victoria Elizabeth and Kent Bateman. His father was also a director, writer, and actor for both TV and film and was well-acknowledged in the entertainment industry. His mother was a flight attendant. He has one sister named Justine Bateman, who is also an actress, and three half brothers. While he was born in New York, his family moved to Salt Lake City when he was only four years old.
Bateman did not finish his studies and admitted that he was not able to receive his diploma as he prioritized the filming of Teen Wolf Too. He also shared that his father was his manager up until he was 20 years old. By that time, he ended their business relationship. Moreover, Batemen admitted that both he and his sister supported their parents using their earnings from TV shows.
In the 1990s, Bateman was battling alcohol and drug addiction and in a 2009 interview, he said that he worked really hard when he was in the 20s and he wanted to play hard as well. In July 2001, he and Amanda Anka got married, and together, they have two daughters named Maple Sylvie and Francesca Nora.
Bateman is a huge fan of the baseball team, Los Angeles Dodgers, and has endorsed Bernie Sanders for Senator in the 2016 election.
Bateman began his career by appearing in commercials and later on, starred in various television series. One of the first shows he starred was on Little House on the Prairie, which was popular in the 1980s. He was also the main cast of the TV series Hogan Family, where he played the character of David Hogan.
His first movie was Teen Wolf Too but his breakthrough happened when he got the lead role of Michael Buth in Arrested Development, where he won a handful of awards.
He made his debut as a director through Bad Words, a 2013 black comedy. He also starred and directed the 2015 movie The Family Fang as well as the hit TV series, Ozark. In 2020, he has recurring appearances and directed the HBO miniseries, The Outsider.
Apart from being a good on-screen actor and director, Bateman is also an amazing voice actor. He was the voice of Nick Wilde, one of the main characters of Zootopia.
Other films that he starred in include Game Night as Max Davis, Office Christmas Party as Josh Parker, The Family Fang as Baxter Fang, The Gift as Simon Callem, Horrible Bosses 1 and 2 as Nick Hendricks, The Longest Week as Conrad Valmont, and so many more. He was also the narrator of A Lego Brickumentary and Pump.
Furthermore, he made cameos in several movies, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder, The Invention of Lying, Hit and Run, and Central Intelligence.
Awards and Achievements
Jason Bateman has been nominated for countless awards during his career. However, he has only won a few. Some of these are:
- 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series for a Musical or Comedy
- 2005 Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
- 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
- 2016 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
- 2017 Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Enemies
- 2017 Hollywood Walk of Fame Inductee for Motion Pictures
- 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jason Bateman Total Net Worth
To date, the net worth of Jason Bateman is $35 million. He continues to be a huge part of the success of movies and TV series. He is a great actor, producer, and director, which greatly contributes to his wealth today. He currently has a 7- sq. ft. estate and is known to own several luxury cars.