In 2007 Jason filmed a movie with Will Smith and Charlize Theron called Hancock. The movie will reunite Bateman with Theron, who guest starred on his show Arrested Development.
Jason and his wife, Amanda Anka, had a baby daughter, Francesca Nora Bateman, on October 28, 2006.
Jason has been named one of People magazine's 'Sexiest Boy to Man'.
Jason's father, Kent Bateman is a director, producer and an actor.
Jason's favourite hobby used to be playing golf, but since getting married he gave it up and has taken to working in his Japanese garden.
Jason feels that if he hadn't become an actor, he might have been an architect.
Jason is a big fan of baseball and supports the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jason was recently featured on Punk'd where he was part of a faked car accident, and managed to lie very convincingly in the interview conducted by a police officer.
Jason won a Golden Globe in 2005 for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy for his role in Arrested Development.
Jason starred in all 53 episodes of Arrested Development before the show was cancelled.
Jason has blue-green eyes, and light brown hair.
During 2007 Jason is currently set to appear in three movies:
Smokin' Aces, The Kingdom, and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.
In 2006 Jason was in the following movies:
The Break-Up and Fast Track.
In 2004 Jason was in the following movies:
Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
In 2002 Jason was in the movie The Sweetest Thing.
In 2001 Jason was in the movie Sol Goode.
In 1999 Jason was in the movie Love Stinks.
In 1992 Jason was in the movie Breaking the Rules.
In 1991 Jason was in the movie Necessary Roughness.
In 1987 Jason was in the movie Teen Wolf Too.
Jason is 6'0" (183cm).
Jason is now an uncle to his sister's (Justine Bateman) two children, Duke and Olivia.
Jason's middle name is Kent, after his father.
Jason's zodiac sign is Capricorn.
In November 2005, Jason underwent surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat; this forced his show, Arrested Development, to go into temporary hiatus.
Jason started a repertory stage company with his family that produced the telefilm Can You Feel Me Dancing? in which he co-starred with his sister, Justine Bateman.
Jason won the celebrity part of the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1987. It is a race through the streets surrounding the Long Beach Convention Center.
Jason became SAG's youngest director ever at age 18 when he directed three episodes of The Hogan Family, a sitcom he starred on in 1988.
Jason once auditioned for the role of Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties.
Jason Bateman: (On work since the canceling of the TV series Arrested Development) Not many viewers tuned in (to Arrested Development), but some people in L.A. were watching, and they turned out to be people in charge of giving out some pretty good jobs,... ...Not many get a chance to hit the career re-set button.
Jason Bateman: (in January 2008 about his resolutions) I don't have anything to fix! I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't eat carbs. My life is just great now. Normal. Vanilla.
Jason Bateman: (about being on "The Hogan Family" as a child) I never looked at fan mail, for some reason. My mother and grandmother handled my mail--although it's not like I was ever in the stratosphere of Kirk Cameron or Scott Baio.
Jason Bateman: (about his "rebellious" younger days) I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught. I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm, but I certainly enjoyed my youth.
Jason Bateman: (about his baby daughter Francesca) I became an adult before I had a kid, which I highly recommend. I just like to throw her around. She's a really good snuggler, and she likes to give kisses and hugs. And her neck smells fantastic! You just want to ball her up and stuff her in your pocket. I'm gonna do all that until she gets too big and doesn't want to kiss her dad anymore.
Jason Bateman (on how similar he is to his character on Arrested Development): I am most like my character in that I have a low tolerance for stupidity and power trips. I am least like my character in the sense that I'm the least conservative guy I know.
Jason Bateman: David Cross is one of the best comedic minds we have going nowadays. His subversive humor is backed up by his intellect.
Jason Bateman (on his co-star David Cross): He finds things that are funny to say. He's the smart man's comic and to have him on the show is invaluable just lending a pedigree to it and a whole lot of street cred. I love him as a person too. He's a blast when the sun goes down.
Jason Bateman (when Maxim asked about a line where he just couldn't keep a straight face): The pilot with Jeffrey, when he turns to the inmate and says, 'Hey, T-Bone.' It never made me laugh when I saw it on TV, but literally, that was one of the bigger giggle fits I've ever had.
Jason Bateman (on playing a gay guy): I'm in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven't had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I've been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay. I have enjoyed, though, seeing the tolerance increase across the country, and I think it's about time.
Jason Bateman (on his thoughts for the pilot script for Arrested Development): I thought that it was the best pilot script I'd read in 5 years and I really wanted to be a part of it. It seemed though they were trying to make something opposite of what I was known for in television. I was hoping I would get a shot at it and I was glad they responded to my interest in it and they liked my reading of the part. I don't know how many more live studio audience typical sitcom shows I can do. This is shot like a documentary, and I really enjoy doing it.
Jason Bateman (on his co-star Will Arnett): Will Arnett is one of the funniest guys I know. He has seen it all and done it all and come out the other end pretty savvy and pretty strong, so I think he'd be a good prospect.
Jason Bateman (on his co-star Tony Hale): When Buster was cursing at all of us and there was a big, long bleep-out. Tony Hale is a man of God; he doesn't really have a big dirty vocabulary, so what we wound up having him do is just recite the alphabet to get us a long enough curse sentence. True story. So that's what's going on underneath the beep and that should air.
Jason Bateman: Me and the character that plays Gob, Will Arnett, he and I are like a couple of little old ladies on the computer checking the message boards on FOX and Television without pity. We read those every day and see what people are picking up on and those comments go straight to the writers.