Jason Bateman is an American actor best known and loved for playing Michael Bluth on the TV series Arrested Development. Born on January 14, 1969, he is a Capricorn who thrives on challenges that pushes him to the limits.
Capricorns are known for being pragmatic and ambitious. The son of a Pan Am flight attendant and an actor/director, Bateman is from Salt Lake City before moving to California. His television career began when he appeared on Little House on the Prairie. He also had a small role on Knight Rider. Many Capricorns are known for setting high standards for themselves and always aiming high. Despite being ambitious, they always know how to discipline themselves. They like to live independently. They also like stability and consistency in their lives.
Bateman hit it big as a teenage heartthrob in the TV series Valerie (also known by the title The Hogan Family after its star, Valerie Harper, left the series). At eighteen, he directed three episodes of The Hogan Family and became the Directors’ Guild of America’s youngest-ever member. He gained worldwide recognition in the movie Teen Wolf Too, but the movie was a failure in the box-office. After this, he gained steady work appearing in films like The Sweetest Thing back in 2002. It wasn’t until he was cast as the neurotic but loving Michael Bluth, the sanest member of the dysfunctional Bluth family in the TV series Arrested Development, that Bateman was recognized for his acting work. For the role, he was nominated for an Emmy and won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series. Despite the show being a critical hit, it had low ratings and was canceled on February 2006.
In 2011, he appeared in several movies including The Change Up and Horrible Bosses.
Capricorns are reliable for their resourcefulness and determination. They always put their families and friends’ needs before their own. True to this fact, Bateman stated in an interview that he and his sister Justine supported their parents with their television work paychecks and his father was his manager until Bateman was 20. In their personal life, Capricorns are known to be kind and sincere to their partners. They are great conversationalists because of their wit and intelligence. Bateman has been married to Amanda Anka, Paul Anka’s daughter, since 2001. Their daughter, Francesca Nora Bateman, was born on 2006. The couple is currently expecting their second daughter.
The Capricorn’s main vice is their capriciousness. Despite their wit and flippancy, they tend to have lapses when it comes to certain situations. Capricorns should be aware of this and strive to achieve a better balance.