What Was Jason Bateman’s Big Break? How His Popularity Jumped in the Early 2000S

What Was Jason Bateman’s Big Break? How His Popularity Jumped in the Early 2000S

The first thing when that comes to mind when you look at Jason Bateman is his brilliant performance in the Netflix series Ozark. And while thoughts are subjective, the fact that Ozark shot Jason Bateman’s career to a sea of unfathomable praise and popularity. Furthermore, the 54-year-old actor played a financial advisor named Marty Byrde on the show.

The show with four brilliant seasons has earned Jason Bateman not only millions per episode but also, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild award. While the trajectory of his career is now defined by Ozark, there was another hit show in the early 2000s that deserves stakes in his popularity now.

Which show shot Jason Bateman to fame in the 2000s?

Jason Bateman’s father and sister were both actors. So it made sense that just at the age of 11, Bateman was on TV doing commercials. Soon after, he was cast in Little House on the Prairie. And then as Ricky Schroder’s best friend in the iconic 90s tv show Silver Spoons. His work in his childhood era paid off because Jason Bateman was termed the teen idol of his era. With his performance on The Hogan Family, not only did the Ozark actor prove himself as a dependable actor but also a brilliant director.

At the age of eighteen, Bateman directed three episodes of The Hogan Family. This made him the youngest ever to join the Director’s Guild of America. Soon after Jason Bateman starred in Teen Wolf Too. And while it did bring him popularity it was a sorry flop.

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Following this, the actor’s career was shadowed by a dry spell, which you can read more about here. From 1994 up to his 2003 performance in Arrested Development, which saved his career, the actor played many small roles. However, it was his portrayal of Michael Bluth in Arrested Development that proved to be a big break. Furthermore, the show now owned by Netflix was both a critical and commercial success.

It also brought Jason the first of many Emmy nominations that he was going to have. With Mitchell Hurwitz being the mastermind, Arrested Development is a tale of a dysfunctional family in California. Additionally, it ran for five successful seasons until it was finally canceled in 2011. You can watch it on Netflix.

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