In 1981, Jason Bateman debuted as James Cooper Ingalls in the western drama Little House on the Prairie. After this, he starred as Derek in the sitcom Silver Spoons. For his work here, he got Young Artist nominations. He then starred as Matthew Burton in another sitcom, It’s Your Move. He also portrayed Joe Kennedy III in the miniseries Robert Kennedy & His Times. Bateman gained wider recognition during this period as David Hogan in the TV sitcom The Hogan Family.
He also appeared in such films as Teen Wolf Too and Moving Target in the 1980s. In the following decade, he starred in the movies Necessary Roughness and Breaking the Rules. He went on to star in some short-lived programs like Simon, Chicago Sons, and George and Leo. In the 2000s, the actor reached new level of prominence for his role as Michael Bluth in Arrested Development. He won a Golden Globe for his performance here, as well as Primetime Emmy nominations.
In 2017, he started playing the lead role of Martin “Marty” Byrde in the Netflix series Ozark. He was also acclaimed for his acting, receiving Primetime Emmy nominations for the lead actor part. From 2018 to 2019, he also reprised his role as Michael Bluth in Netflix’s fifth season of Arrested Development. In the movies, Bateman also starred as Nick Hendricks in Horrible Bosses and its sequel. He also starred in such films as Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, The Change-Up, Zootopia, and Game Night.
Apart from his workout routine, Jason Bateman keeps in shape by watching what he eats. Proper nutrition is just as crucial as an active lifestyle, hence, the actor focuses on eating lean meat, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables as part of his day to day. He’s since cut back on alcohol and anything fatty and oily.