Date of Birth : Jan 14th 1969
He has appeared in Dodgeball as ESPN 8 (“The Ocho”) commentator “Pepper Brooks”, and in Starsky & Hutch as “Kevin”, Vince Vaughn’s business partner. Bateman reunited with Vaughn in 2006’s The Break-Up, and also did commentary on the 2004 Democratic National Convention for The Majority Report with Arrested Development co-star David Cross. In 2006, he appeared as a guest star on the sitcom Scrubs as Mr. Sutton, a garbage man who doesn’t thank JD after being treated, and as former lawyer Rupert “Rip” Reed in Smokin’ Aces. As of early 2007, he has completed filming The Kingdom and has roles in two films in post-production.
Bateman was awarded the Golden Globe in 2005 for “Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy” for his work on Arrested Development. He guest-hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live on February 12, 2005.
Bateman has one older sister, the actress Justine Bateman. The two have performed at least once together. In “Family Ties”, a third-season Arrested Development episode, her character is initially believed to be Jason’s character’s sister, but she turns out to be a prostitute taken advantage of by his father and pimped by his brother.
Since 2001, Bateman has been married to actress Amanda Anka, daughter of singer and actor Paul Anka. Their first child, Francesca Nora Bateman, was born October 28, 2006.
In late 2005, he had surgery to remove a benign polyp from his throat. The surgery and required recovery time halted production on Arrested Development, though at the time, enough episodes had been completed to get the show through November sweeps.