Jason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer. He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, and The Hogan Family. In the 2000s, he became known for his role of Michael Bluth using deadpan comedy in the sitcom Arrested Development, for which he won a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award. He has also appeared in the films Teen Wolf Too (1987), The Break-Up (2006), Juno, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, The Kingdom (all 2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, (all 2009), The Switch (2010), Paul, The Change-Up (both 2011) Horrible Bosses (2011) and its sequel (2014), Identity Thief (2013), This Is Where I Leave You (2014), The Gift (2015), Office Christmas Party, Zootopia (both 2016) and Game Night (2018).
Bateman made his directorial debut with the black comedy Bad Words (2013), in which he also starred. He has since directed and starred in The Family Fang (2015) and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–present).