Jason Bateman is an American actor best known for his works in the television series “Arrested Development” and “Ozark”. Jason started his career as a child actor and even supported his family through his acting career. His natural talent and hard work finally paid off and he gained international recognition after appearing in the highly acclaimed series Arrested Development. Bateman has not only earned name and fame in the industry but is also able to accumulate an astonishing net worth of about $30 million. This article provides interesting information related to Jason Bateman’s net worth in 2023 and other personal and professional details about him.
Jason Bateman Net Worth 2023
|Profession||Actor, director, producer|
|Net worth (2023)||$30 million (est.)|
Jason Bateman’s Personal Biography
Jason Bateman was born on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York to Victoria Elizabeth and Kent Bateman. His mother was a flight attendant for Pan Am while his father was an actor, writer, and director. Bateman has three half-brothers and an older sister Justine Bateman who is also an actress. Justine is best known for her roles in “Family Ties”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Satisfaction”, “The TV Set”, and others.
Jason attended Pacific Hills School in California but never finished high school because of his involvement in the movie Teen Wolf Too. Bateman even once told in an interview that he and his sister used to support their parents by working on television shows. Until the age of 20 years, Jason’s father worked as his manager.
Bateman started dating Amanda Anka in 1999 whom he had known for over a decade. Two years later, they tied the knot and are living a happy life together with their two daughters. Amanda is herself an actress known for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1992), “Taxi” (2004), and “Lost Highway” (1997). She is also the daughter of singer Paul Anka.
|Full name||Jason Kent Bateman|
|Profession||Actor, director, producer|
|Years active||1981 – present|
|Age||Born on January 14, 1969|
|Place of birth||Rye, New York, US|
|Spouse(s)||Amanda Anka (2001 – present)|
|Parents||Victoria Elizabeth (mother)Kent Bateman (father)|
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Jason Bateman’s Professional Career
Television & Movies
After appearing in acting roles as a child, Bateman began his television career with a small role in the show “Little House on the Prairie” in 1981. He was later cast as a supporting character on the television show “Silver Spoons” from 1982 to 1984. Jason kept making appearances in small roles in several other television series before being given his own starring role as Matthew Burton on the NBC sitcom “It’s Your Move” (1984). Although the series lasted only for one season with 18 episodes, Bateman was able to establish himself as a serious actor at only the age of 15.
In 1986, Jason appeared as David Hogan in the series “Valerie” (later renamed “The Hogan Family”) which established him as a teen idol. He further gained international recognition after playing the lead role in the 1987 comedy film “Teen Wolf Too” which was a sequel to the 1985 movie “Teen Wolf”. However, Jason’s career suffered a minor setback in the 1990s. Although, he had roles on four series – Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends in 1994, none of these shows lasted longer than one season.
Bateman’s career bounced back when he was cast in the comedy series “Arrested Development”. Despite getting low reviews, the show gained critical acclaim and put Bateman back on the radar. For his role on the show, Bateman received several awards and multiple nominations. Jason’s other prominent works included a voice role on the comedy series “Sit Down, Shut Up” and movies such as “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”, “Starsky & Hutch”, “The Break-Up”, “Smokin’ Aces”, “The Kingdom”, “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”, and “Juno”.
Production, Direction & Podcast
Along with his Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett, Bateman formed a production company “DumbDumb Productions”. Created in 2010, the company focuses on making digital content. Other than this, Bateman owns another production company Aggregate Films. As a producer, Jason has been a part of movies such as “Identity Thief”, “Bad Words”, “The Family Fang”, “Game Night”, and others.
Other than producing and acting, Bateman also has a knack for direction. His first directorial project was the three episodes of “The Hogan Family” which he directed at 18 years of age. Jason made his feature film directorial debut with “Bad Words”. Other movies and series directed by Bateman include “The Family Fang”, “Arrested Development”, “Ozark”, and “The Outsider”. In January 2023, Bateman signed on to direct and serve as executive producer for a project for the Warner Bros. Pictures and Bad Robot Productions, “The Pinkerton”.
In 2020, Bateman created a comedy and talk podcast called SmartLess along with actors Will Arnett and Sean Hayes. Two years later, he created a media company SmartLess Media to create four additional podcasts. In 2012, Bateman was featured in the video for the Mumford and Sons song “Hopeless Wanderer”.
Top Movies of Jason Bateman
Check below the list of the best movies in which Jason Bateman has appeared.
- Up in the Air (2009)
- Horrible Bosses (2011)
- Paul (2011)
- Bad Words (2013)
- Hancock (2008)
- The Change-Up (2011)
- Extract (2009)
- Identity Thief (2013)
- The Longest Week (2014)
- Teen Wolf Too (1987)
List of Awards won by Jason Bateman
Below here is the complete list of awards won by Jason Bateman.
Golden Globe Awards
- 2005 Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Arrested Development
- 2005 Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Arrested Development
- 2017 Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for Zootopia
Kids’ Choice Awards
- 2017 Favorite Frenemies for Zootopia
Primetime Emmy Awards for Ozark
- 2019 Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Ozark
Screen Actors Guild Awards
- 2019 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Ozark
- 2021 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Ozark
- 2023 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Ozark
Here are some interesting facts about Jason Bateman that you probably didn’t know:
- Bateman got into acting at age 10 when he followed a friend to an audition for a small role in an educational film.
- Jason ended up getting the lead role in that film.
- He became the DGA’s (Director’s Guild of America) youngest director ever at the age of 18 years after directing three episodes of his show Valerie.
- Jason is a cycling enthusiast and an avid runner.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on July 26, 2017.
- Jason was ranked number 60 on the 100 Greatest Kid Stars in 2005.
- In 1987, Bateman won the celebrity portion of the Long Beach Grand Prix.
- He is good friends of Jennifer Aniston since 1995 and the two have worked together on multiple projects.
- In 2005, Jason underwent surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat.
- He is a huge fan of the Major League Baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
$30 million (approx.)
He was reportedly getting a huge sum of $300,000 per episode.
Five- The Break-Up (2006), The Switch (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and Office Christmas Party (2016)