Last Updated: June 10, 2024
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$50 Million
Jan 14, 1969 (55 years old)
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Television Director, Television producer, Film Producer, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Jason Bateman is an American television and film actor who has a net worth of $50 million. Jason Bateman first gained fame in the 1980s with his role in the sitcom "Silver Spoons" and later as the star of "The Hogan Family." Bateman's early career was marked by his youthful charm and comedic timing, making him a favorite in family sitcoms.

However, it was his role as Michael Bluth in the critically acclaimed TV series "Arrested Development" that redefined his career. This show, known for its sharp wit and complex humor, showcased Bateman's ability to handle more nuanced and sophisticated comedy. His performance earned him several awards and nominations, revitalizing his career and establishing him as a leading comedic actor.

Bateman's success extended to the big screen with roles in films like "Juno," "Horrible Bosses," and "The Gift." Demonstrating his versatility, he also ventured into dramatic roles, earning acclaim for his performances in films like "The Outsider."

As a director and producer, Bateman has shown a keen eye for compelling storytelling. He directed and produced episodes of "Ozark," a critically acclaimed series on Netflix, proving his skills behind the camera.


Jason co-hosts a podcast called "Smartless" with Will Arnett and Sean Hayes. In 2021, Amazon paid somewhere between $60 and $80 million for the exclusive rights to distribute the podcast. In January 2024, Sirius XM Holdings paid $100 million to host the podcast for three years. Between these two deals and other income, by the end of the Sirius deal, Smartless will have generated $200 million, which works out to roughly $60 million per host after production costs.

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Early Life

Jason Kent Bateman was born on January 14th, 1969, in Rye, New York. When Bateman was four, his family moved to Salt Lake City. Jason Bateman had a strong connection to the entertainment industry right from the beginning, as his father, Kent Bateman, was and still is an actor and producer. Among other accomplishments, Kent Bateman founded the repertory stage in Hollywood. Jason Bateman is also linked to the entertainment industry by his older sister, Justine Bateman, who is an actress.

As Justine and Jason experienced success in the acting world from a young age, they supported their parents with their paychecks from various roles. Eventually, Jason Bateman dropped out of high school to pursue a full-time career. He never received his diploma. Until Jason was 20, his father was acting as his manager in the entertainment industry.

Early Career

Jason Bateman experienced considerable success as a child actor. After booking a cereal commercial at the age of 11, he went on to book a recurring role in Little House on the Prairie. He first appeared in the seventh season in 1980 and remained on the show throughout the eighth season, which ended in 1982. His next big role as a child actor was in Silver Spoons from 1982 to 1984, and fans of the series will remember him for playing the mischievous character of Derek Taylor.

By the mid-'80s, he had appeared on various shows and was gaining popularity quickly. In response, NBC gave him a starring role in his own show, entitled It's Your Move. After the show ended in 1985, he moved on to The Hogan Family with another recurring role. When he was 18 years old, he was given the opportunity to direct three episodes of the show, becoming the youngest-ever director in America at the time.

Jason Bateman then shifted his focus toward film, and his biggest early role was in Teen Wolf Too. Although the movie was a box office dud, it contributed to Bateman's notoriety. Further films during this time included This Can't Be Love and The Sweetest Thing. Bateman continued to appear in various television series over this period as well, including Some of My Friends and Chicago Sons.

Arrested Development

In 2003, Jason Bateman was cast in the central role of a new series entitled Arrested Development. This was a defining moment in Bateman's career, and he won many awards for his appearances on the series. Although the show was praised by numerous critics, it failed to achieve high ratings and ended after three seasons.

During his time on Arrested Development, he booked roles in films such as Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and Starsky & Hutch.

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After Arrested Development

After Arrested Development, Jason Bateman continued to appear in films such as The Kingdom and Juno. After starring in 2010's The Switch, Bateman took major roles in films such as Paul and Horrible Bosses, the latter of which was well-received and spawned a sequel, Horrible Bosses 2. Jason Bateman has also worked as a voice actor, most notably in the lead role of the hit animated film Zootopia.

In 2020, Bateman created a comedy podcast called "SmartLess" along with Will Arnett and Sean Hayes. And in 2022, he founded the media company SmartLess Media in order to create more podcasts.


The Netflix crime/drama series set in the Ozarks of central Missouri had Jason Bateman taking on the role of money-laundering businessman Marty Byrde. Bateman was also the director and executive producer for the series. Ozark (2017-2022) received critical acclaim and positive reviews throughout its run, particularly for its production value and tone. Other actors included Laura Linney as his wife, Wendy Byrde, and Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore.

Ozark was nominated for many awards over the years, winning a Golden Reel award for "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing" and Location Managers Guild award for "Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Television" in 2018, and Casting Society of America's "Outstanding Achievement in Casting" in 2019. Jason Bateman took home an Emmy for "Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series" in 2019 and Screen Actors Guild awards for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series" in both 2019 and 2021.

Personal Life

Jason Bateman has been married to Amanda Anka since 2001, and the couple has two children together. Amanda's father is legendary singer/songwriter Paul Anka. From 2008 to 2010, Paul was married to his former personal trainer, Anna Anka. During those years she was technically Jason and Amanda's step-mother-in-law and stepmother, respectively. Both Jason and Amanda are three years older than Anna.

Real Estate

In 2013, Jason and Amanda paid $3 million for a home in Beverly Hills. The home was the longtime residence of actor Ernest Borgnine. They proceeded to perform a massive renovation on the property. In 2018, they bought the property next door for a bit under $2 million.

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