Birth Name: Jason Bateman
Birth Place: Rye, New York, USA
Born in Rye, NY on Jan. 14, 1969, Jason Kent Bateman was the son of Hollywood producer Kent Bateman and the younger brother of actress Justine Bateman. He began acting at the age of 10 as the star of an educational film, which led to several television commercials and ultimately, series work. In 1981, the 12-year-old Bateman scored a recurring role as James Cooper Ingalls, an orphan adopted by Michael Landon's Pa Ingalls, on the long-running "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC, 1974-1983). Bateman's big break, however, came when he was cast as Derek Taylor on "Silver Spoons." Portraying a cute, smooth talking ne'er do-well, Bateman's Derek became wildly popular with audiences, effortlessly s...
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