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Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman played the part of James Cooper Ingalls, the adopted son of Charles and Caroline Ingalls on LHOP.
Personal Information
Birthname: Jason Kent Bateman
Sex/Gender: Male
Born: (1969-01-14) January 14, 1969 (age 53)[1]
Birthplace: Rye, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, Director & Producer[1]
Years active: 1981-present
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)
Series Information
Appeared as: James Cooper Ingalls
Appeared on/in: Little House on the Prairie (TV series)
No. of appearances: 21 in series

Actor, Director and producer Jason Bateman (b. January 14, 1969) played James Cooper Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie.

About Jason

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,[2] 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.[3]

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.

Family/Personal life

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. [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Bateman: Actor, Film Actor, Television Actor (1969–). (FYI / A&E Networks. Archived from the original on March 24, 2015. Retrieved on January 1, 2018.
  2. 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) 
  3. Smith, Patrick. "Jason Bateman interview: 'Arrested Development gave me a new life'", The Daily Telegraph, May 22, 2013. Retrieved on November 3, 2015. 
  4. "Jason Bateman Welcomes daughter Sylvie",, February 16, 2012. 

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