Jason Bateman is one of the best actors in Hollywood right now. He is a favorite not just for his acting performances but also for his hilarious personality. The now 53-year-old actor has been in the acting industry ever since his childhood days. Over the years, Jason Bateman has given us gems such as Arrested Development, Ozark, Horrible Bosses, and Office Christmas Party. At the same time, the actor himself has been blessed with prestigious awards such as several Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Given the fact that he has been in the movie industry for such a long time, the actor has had very interesting encounters which are a delight to hear on talk shows, and one such story involves a motorcycle and the King of Pop.
Jason Bateman almost took Michael Jackson’s moonwalk away from him
One of America’s favorite sitcoms, Silver Spoons, had Ricky Schroder and Jason Bateman playing best friends on screen. When Jimmy Kimmel invited Jason Bateman to his live show, it lead to many interesting revelations about the show. From talking about his love for New York, the discussion moved to how many famous people from the 80s the Ozark actor knew. And Bateman had a very hilarious memory of the time that he met the Pop King, Michael Jackson.
Bateman met Michael Jackson on the set of Silver Spoons when the actor was around thirteen years old. “We’d need to have our bikes because kids gotta play,” said Jason. The dance legend was there to watch Ricky Schroder. “He was coming onto the stage while we were zooming off and almost took him down,” the actor recalled, throwing the audience into a fit of laughter.
Looks like Jason Bateman has been practicing for Marty Byrde ever since he was a teenager. Not only did Ricky Schroder and his on-screen best friend almost take away Michael Jackson’s moonwalk from him, but decades later, Bateman did not spare the Pop King and hinted at his child s****l abuse controversy while narrating the incident.
No wonder he is good friends with Ryan Reynolds. Although Jason Bateman played a small part of Rick Schroder’s best friend on the sitcom for only two seasons, he left a great impact. Noticing his potential, the producers gave Jason his own NCB sitcom, It’s Your Move. You can watch the actor’s greatest performances such as Ozark, Arrested Development, and Office Christmas Party on Netflix.