Jason Bateman

A royal figure in Hollywood's celebrity culture.

Jason Bateman
Full NameJason Kent Bateman


Hailing from a distinguished family of creatives, the illustrious Jason Bateman is an esteemed American film and television actor of great renown. Born in Rye, New York, his father, Kent Bateman, is a celebrated film and television director and producer, and founder of a prestigious Hollywood repertory stage company. His mother, Victoria Bateman, is of Shropshire, England descent, and worked as a flight attendant. His sister, Justine Bateman, is also an accomplished actress. At the tender age of 12, Jason made a stunning debut on television as James Cooper Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, appearing in 18 episodes in one season. He also appeared in the original Knight Rider with David Hasselhoff, playing the character "Doug" who befriends Kitt when he loses his memory. It is no surprise that Jason Bateman has achieved such success and acclaim, having come from a lineage of such illustrious talent.

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Yes! Jason Bateman comes from the illustrious Bateman-Anka family. They have six celebrities in their family. With one hundred twenty-seven credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Primetime Emmy2019
    OzarkOutstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Golden Globe2005
    Arrested DevelopmentBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical


  • SmartLess
  • Arrested Development
  • The Simpsons
  • Inside the Actors Studio
  • Ozark
  • Dinner for Five
  • Zootopia
  • Kidding
  • Always Open
  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'The Facts of Life' and 'Diff'rent Strokes'
  • The Outsider
  • Breakthrough
  • Growing Up Fisher
  • Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Robert Kennedy and His Times
  • Disconnect
  • Juno
  • The Muppets.
  • Up in the Air
  • 70th Golden Globe Awards
  • George & Leo
  • Chicago Sons
  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • 2020 Golden Globe Awards
  • 71st Golden Globe Awards
  • Some of My Best Friends
  • The Twilight Zone
  • The Jake Effect
  • For Your Love
  • The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • The Graham Norton Effect
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • State of Play
  • Ned and Stacey
  • Right to Kill?
  • Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows
  • The Kingdom
  • Tropic Thunder
  • 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Brother's Keeper
  • The Gift
  • A Teacher
  • Game Night

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The Bateman-Anka Family is a regal dynasty of American film and television actors, singers, directors, producers, and authors, hailing from Rye, New York. Led by parents Kent and Victoria Bateman, the family is renowned for its members' many accomplishments in the entertainment industry. Kent is a film and television director and producer and the founder of a Hollywood repertory stage company, and he is known for Bench at the Edge (1998), Land of No Return (1977) and The Rogue and Grizzly (1982). Victoria is a former flight attendant, originally from Shropshire, England. Their son Jason Bateman is an acclaimed film and television actor, most notably known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development (2003) and his role on Valerie (1986). His sister, Justine Bateman, is a writer, director, producer, and author, and her feature film debut of her own script, Violet (2021), stars Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, and Justin Theroux. Additionally, Justine is the author of the nonfiction bestseller "Fame," published in 2018, and "Face," published in 2021. The family is further strengthened by the addition of Canadian-born Paul Anka, a successful singer and composer of the classic "My Way." His daughter Amanda Anka is an actress and producer, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Lost Highway (1997) and Taxi (2004). She is married to Jason Bateman and they have two children. Through a legacy of talent and hard work, the Bateman-Anka Family has established an illustrious dynasty in the entertainment industry.

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