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5 Things You Don't Know About Jason Bateman

5 Things You Don't Know About Jason Bateman5 Things You Don't Know About Jason Bateman

He used his dry, self-effacing wit to shine as Michael Bluth in the critically-acclaimed comedy series Arrested Development, which makes its much-awaited comeback on May 26! Here are five things you may not know about Jason Bateman, who most recently starred with Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief, as well as and the dramatic thriller Disconnect.

1. Born Jason Kent Bateman on January 14, 1969 in Rye, NY -- his father was a film and TV director and his mother worked as a flight attendant. 

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2. Made his TV debut at age 12 with a recurring role on the series Little House on the Prairie.

3. Became the Directors Guild of America's youngest-ever director when he helmed three episodes of The Hogan Family at age 18.

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4. Is married to Amanda Anka, daughter of legendary singer and songwriter Paul Anka.

5. Is a cycling enthusiast and avid runner who has completed several marathons.

VIDEO: Jason Bateman's Dramatic Turn in Disconnect


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