This gallery features pictures of a handsome, young, Jason Bateman, including several from his childhood, as well as from his teen years in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. Born on January 14, 1969 in Rye, New York, his father was a writer, actor and film and television director. His older sister, Justine was made famous after acting on the television show Family Ties. His family moved to Salt Lake City when he was young then relocated to California. According to a statement, Bateman revealed that his parents relied on his and his sister’s paychecks when they were young actors. He dissolved his business relationship with his manager father at the age of 20. He was a high-profile teen actor in the 80s, but his acting career actually began during his childhood. His earliest television work was on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, Knight Rider and Win, Lose or Draw. His most famous television role was in Arrested Development in the early 2000s. He has had lead roles in Juno, Horrible Bosses, Up in the Air, Hancock and Bad Words.
Young Jason Bateman in Polo with White CollarPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
Young Jason Bateman in Black and White Striped Buttondown and Black VestPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
Young Jason Bateman on Little House on the Prairie SetPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
Young Jason Bateman on Silver Spoons SetPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License