|Jason Bateman played the part of James Cooper Ingalls, the adopted son of Charles and Caroline Ingalls on LHOP.|
|Birthname:||Jason Kent Bateman|
|Born:||January 14, 1957|
|Birthplace:||Rye, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Actor, Director & Producer|
|Best known for:||Roles on both Little House on the Prairie and Silver Spoons TV shows|
|Family/Relatives:||Justine Bateman (actress/sister)|
Paul Anka (father in-law)
|Spouse (s):||Amanda Anka, 2001-present (2 children)|
|Appeared as:||James Cooper Ingalls|
|Appeared on/in:||Little House on the Prairie (TV series)|
|No. of appearances:||21 in series|
A former child actor, Jason first appeared in a cereal commercial for Golden Grahams in 1980 and 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 FOX sitcom Arrested Development, for which he won a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award.
He has also had starring roles in the films Juno (2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the Air (2009), Extract (2009), The Switch (2010), Paul (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Change-Up (2011), Identity Thief (2013), Bad Words (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), The Gift (2015), Office Christmas Party (2016) and Zootopia (2016), as well as the 2017 Netflix series Ozark.
Jason's older sister, actress Justine Bateman, starred on the NBC-TV sitcom series Family Ties with Michael J. Fox. He has been married to Amanda Anka, daughter of 1950s and 1960s crooner singer Paul Anka, since July 3, 2001; they have two daughters. 
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- Freeman, Hadley. "Jason Bateman: ‘My dirty secret? Playing the straight man. Because he gets to be in every scene’", The (UK) Guardian, October 9, 2014. (in en-GB)
- Smith, Patrick. "Jason Bateman interview: 'Arrested Development gave me a new life'", The Daily Telegraph, May 22, 2013. Retrieved on November 3, 2015.
- "Jason Bateman Welcomes daughter Sylvie", People.com, February 16, 2012.