Jason Bateman serves as executive producer on the NBC comedy "Growing Up Fisher."
Bateman is best known for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitch Hurwitz-created Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Arrested Development." For his performance, Bateman won a Golden Globe Award in 2005 as best actor in a comedy series and earned Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as both a leading actor and as part of the cast ensemble the same year. In 2006, Bateman garnered another SAG Award nomination for his work with the cast.
In 2013, Bateman was once again Emmy-nominated as a lead actor in a comedy for his work in "Arrested Development" when Netflix revived the beloved series.
Since then, the actor, producer and director has attained leading-man status both in front of and behind the camera.
On the feature film front, 2007 proved to be a breakout year. Bateman co-starred in Peter Berg’s action thriller "The Kingdom" and "Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium," with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. A year later, Bateman starred alongside Will Smith and Charlize Theron in Berg’s "Hancock," one of the top box office openings worldwide.
That year, Bateman also co-starred in one of the biggest success stories in independent film, Jason Reitman’s "Juno," which was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe. The actor had a pivotal role as a potential adoptive father.
In 2010, Bateman co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "The Switch" and worked with Reitman again, opposite George Clooney, in the Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated drama "Up in the Air."
In 2011, Bateman co-starred in Greg Mottola’s comedy "Paul," written by and starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. He also had back-to-back leading roles in "The Change-Up" and the box-office hit "Horrible Bosses."
In early 2013, Bateman co-starred with Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief." Shortly after, he starred in "Disconnect" with Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgård. Bateman stars next in "Bad Words," a dark comedy that also marks his feature film directorial debut. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September and is slated to be released in theaters on March 21, 2014.
Bateman’s other film credits include the comedy "The Ex," "The Break-Up," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "Starsky & Hutch" and "The Sweetest Thing."
This past summer, Bateman wrapped production on "This Is Where I Leave You" with Tina Fey, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant. The comedy observes a dysfunctional Jewish family sitting Shivah together for an entire week in which they will have to confront their problems.
Also upcoming is "Horrible Bosses 2," where Bateman will reprise his role as Nick Hendricks and star alongside Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz.
Bateman will next direct and star opposite Nicole Kidman in "The Family Fang," based on the Kevin Wilson bestseller. The comedy tells the tale of a couple of performance artists whose habit of routinely sucking their kids into taking part in a variety of bizarre events resulted in the children resenting how badly their lives turned out. Production begins this year.
On the small screen in his adolescent and teen years, Bateman’s portrayed charming schemer Derek Taylor on "Silver Spoons." He then starred with Valerie Harper in the television series "Valerie," retitled "Valerie’s Family" and then "The Hogan Family," from 1986 to 1991. Prior to that, he was a series regular on the iconic television series that has become an American treasure, "Little House on the Prairie" with Michael Landon.
In January 2010, Bateman and Will Arnett, his longtime friend and "Arrested Development" co-star, created the digital-driven production company DumbDumb Productions to produce commercials, shorts and original content for distribution on the Internet and for the film industry. Following this, Bateman established production banner Aggregate Films with a first-look, two-year partnership with Universal Pictures and Universal Television.