Jason Bateman is an American actor, director, and producer. A veteran of cinema, he has been working tirelessly since his on-screen debut in 1981. Debuting in Little House on the Prairie, Bateman was destined for great things and great things achieved he has!
The 51-year-old actor extraordinaire has been awarded in the Emmys (winning 1), the SAGs, and the Golden Globes (winning 1).
Now, Bateman joins an ensemble cast for the HBO miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's eponymous novel, The Outsider. The 8-episode thriller mini-series premiered on January 12, 2020.
Here are seven facts about Jason Bateman:
7. One of the Ensemble Cast of Stephen King's The Outsider
The HBO miniseries is adapted from Stephen King's eponymous novel. The crime thriller debuted on HBO on January 12, 2020, and continues throughout the month of March.
6. Married since 2001 to Amanda Anka
Jason Bateman has been in a longstanding marriage to Amanda Anka. He tied the knot with Amanda on July 3, 2001.
Amanda is the daughter of the Canadian musical icon, Paul Anka. She is also an actress in her own right and is most known for her roles in TV shows like Renegade, ER, Bones, and The Fosters.
5. Father to Two Daughters, Franceska and Maple
With his wife Amanda, Jason shares two children- both daughters.
The older of the pair, Francesca Nora Bateman, was born on October 28, 2006, and the younger of the two, Maple Sylvie Bateman, was born on February 10, 2012.
4. Debuted with Little House on the Prairie
Bateman's penchant for the extravagant was apparent from his very debut. He made his professional on-screen debut in 1981 as James Cooper in the drama series, Little House on the Prairie.
He appeared in a total of 21 episodes over the period of a year: from 1981 to 1982.
3. A Staple of Comedy Movies like The Break-Up, Up in the Air, Juno, Couples Retreat, and The Switch
Although Bateman is one of the most versatile actors working today, he has shown a proclivity towards the comedy genre in recent years.
His most acclaimed works came in comedy movies like The Break-Up, Up in the Air, Juno, Couples Retreat, and The Switch.
2. Stars and Occasionally Directs for Netflix Crime Drama Series, Ozark
Jason Bateman's aforementioned versatility would never be more apparent than it was in the Netflix crime drama series, Ozark. Bateman stars as Martin “Marty” Byrde in the acclaimed show and lent his directorial talents to directing numerous episodes of the show.
He was able to bag the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
1. Has a Net Worth of $30 Million
As of February 2020, Jason Bateman's net worth is $30 million. He is considered one of the pioneers of modern entertainment, and as an actor, director, and producer, he has been the impetus behind some of the biggest movies and television shows in recent history.
He has starred in movies like The Break-Up, Up in the Air, Juno, Couples Retreat, and The Switch and TV shows like Little House on the Prairie, Growing Up Fisher, Arrested Development, Ozark, and most recently, The Outsider.