Jason Bateman is displaying remarkable performance as Terry Maitland in the HBO series The Outsider. He was born on 14th January 1969 in Rye, New York, to parents Victoria Elizabeth (mother), a flight attendant, and Kent Bateman (father), an actor, writer & director.
The actor moved with his family to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was merely 4 years old before shifting to California. He’s got a sister named Justine Bateman as well as three step-brothers.
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Bateman is a high school dropout, failing to finish his finals while he was shooting Teen Wolf Too (1987). He and his sister Justine provided financial support to their parents during the early acting days. Jason was managed by his father until he was 20 before ending their business relationship.
The Terry Maitland star won the celebrity race in The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 1987. He is a huge baseball fan and supports the Los Angeles Dodgers team. During the 2016 presidential election, the actor endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders. He’s best friends with famed Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston.
Jason Bateman is playing the role of Terry Maitland in the HBO series The Outsider (2020)
The Outsider is an HBO drama based on horror novels by Stephen King. IMDB describes the plot as:
Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.
Jason Bateman is portraying the character of Terry Maitland in the drama miniseries The Outsider. The other notable cast includes Ben Mendelsohn as Det. Ralph Anderson, Bill Camp as Howie Gold, Jeremy Bobb as Alec Pelley, Julianne Nicholson as Glory Maitland, Mare Winningham as Jeannie Anderson, Paddy Considine as Claude Bolton, Yul Vazquez as Yunis Sablo, Marc Menchaca as Jack Hoskins, Cynthia Erivo as Holly Gibney, Frank Deal as Fred Anderson, and Dayna Beilenson as Mildred Patterson.
Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland in the HBO drama The Outsider.
As for the recurring cast, Hettienne Park is playing Tomika Collins, Michael Esper as Bill Samuels, Claire Bronson as Joy Peterson, Michael H. Cole as Herbert Parker, Marc Fajardo as Myron Lazar, Margo Moorer as Libby Stanhope, Duncan E. Clark as Frankie Peterson, and Joshua Whichard as Ollie Peterson.
The Outsider premiered on HBO on 12th January 2020.
Married to wife Amanda Anka; Shares two daughters
Jason Bateman with his wife Amanda Anka.
Jason Bateman tied the knot with his actress wife Amanda Anka on 3rd July 2001. The lovebirds knew each since they were teenagers. The couple shares two daughters, Francesca Nora Bateman, born in October 2006, and Maple Sylvie Bateman, born on 10th February 2012.
At the 2019 SAG Awards, Jason won the best actor in a drama series for his performance in Ozark. During his award acceptance speech, the Terry Maitland star gushed over his working-mom wife for being the glue that holds the entire family together.
She’s got a full-time career herself and she’s able to be an incredible mom, and she’s also almost a full-time dad too because I’m out of town so much. I’m floored by that. That keeps me grounded. That reminds me that I’ve got a real strong example to kind of live up to what she’s showing.
The actor believes the “three most important people” in his life are his wife and children. The fact that he’s away from his family during work gets him extra motivated to give his best performance.
Jason Bateman with his wife, Amanda Anka, and kids, Francesca Nora Bateman and Maple Sylvie Bateman.
Bateman understandably broke down in tears as he accepted the award and thanked his family.
I would like to say specifically though to my wife, my two daughters – Amanda, Franny and Maple – without you, none of it would be enjoyable and it probably wouldn’t be possible. I love you more than I even tell you I do. And I’ll be home for kisses so don’t go to bed. Amanda, pop a mint, I’m going to come give you yours in about five minutes.
Speaking to Redbook in 2013, The Outsider actor revealed their marriage managed to defy all the odds since they're aware of their boundaries. “We know how to bug each other and not bug each other. If you don't get along, it's garbage. With a girlfriend, you get into a fight, you drive away. With us, we learn to fight quickly or not at all. I wanted to marry a friend. Friends last longer.”
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The Terry Maitland star always wanted to marry a friend. He told USA Today, "I only want to get married once. You get tired of a girlfriend. Women get tired of boyfriends. But your friends last a really long time. In the interest of getting married once, [I thought] let me try to find a female friend I'm really attracted to as well."
The actor, however, wasn’t a family guy. He was more of a party person who changed after becoming a father. The Michael Bluth star revealed becoming a father to two lovely daughters is everything he wanted.
A big fan of marriage and fatherhood, the Arrested Development actor admitted to being fortunate enough to have such a wonderful wife who spoils him and makes the husband part easy for him.
Drugs nearly cost Jason Bateman his marriage
Jason Bateman's drug addiction almost ruined his marital relationship with wife Amanda Anka.
During an interview with Details in 2009, Bateman made a startling revelation of his addiction to alcohol and drugs that almost cost him his marriage with his wife Amanda Anka. Speaking of the 90s, the actor said:
It was like Risky Business for 10 years. My parents were out of town, they left me a bunch of money, the car, and the house, and I didn't know when they were coming home. I'd worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard. And I did that really well.
Speaking of his drug addiction, Jason claimed he was in a kind of place where rehab wasn’t appropriate. Alcohol made him want to stay out all night, and smoke marijuana and all such stuff. “Shutting that off was key. It's like ketchup and French fries – I don't want one without the other."
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Even after his marriage, the actor’s partying nature did not change. One night when he came home late at night, his wife finally had enough and gave him an ultimatum to quit partying. However, this didn’t immediately put a stop to it either. In the long run, though, his wife's stance knocked some senses into the Terry Maitland star as he gradually changed into a person Amanda wished him to be.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston, one of Bateman’s best friends couldn’t be more proud of how far he had come.
What is Jason Bateman's Net Worth?
Jason Bateman's net worth is estimated to be $35 million.
Jason Bateman’s acting career began in the 1980s with Television appearances on a western drama series Little House on the Prairie (1981-82) as James Cooper, Silver Spoons (1982-84) as Derek Taylor, and Valerie (1986-1991) as David Hogan.
The actor’s most notable appearance came in an American sitcom Arrested Development (2003-19), where he played the role of Michael Bluth, subsequently winning a Globe Globe Award and a Satellite Award.
When it comes to the big screens, Bateman’s starred in a fantasy comedy film Teen Wolf Too (1987) as Todd Howard, a romantic comedy The Break-Up (2006) as Riggleman, a coming-of-age comedy-drama Juno (2007) as Mark Loring, a superhero comedy Hancock (2008) as Ray, a comedy-drama Up in the Air (2009) as Craig Gregory, a romantic comedy Couples Retreat (2009) as Jason Smith, and a comedy film Extract (2009) as Joel.
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In the 2000s, Jason’s appeared in several notable films, most notably a romantic comedy The Switch (2010) as Wally Mars, a black comedy Horrible Bosses as (2011) as Nick Hendricks and its sequel Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) reprising the role. In addition, the actor’s starred in a psychological thriller The Gift (2015) as Simon, a Christmas comedy Office Christmas Party (2016) as Josh Parker, a 3D computer-animated comedy Zootopia (2016) as the voice of Nick Wilde, and a dark comedy Game Night (2018) as Max.
Besides his acting endeavors, Jason directed and starred in an American comedy film Bad Words (2013). Moreover, his directorial work includes a comedy-drama film The Family Fang (2015), and Netflix crime drama web series Ozark (2017-present), for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2019.
The Terry Maitland actor in HBO's The Outsider, Jason Bateman's net worth is estimated at $35 million.