Jason Bateman’s father is of English, some Scottish, 1/8th Swiss-German, 1/16th Swedish, and 1/16th Danish, ancestry. Jason’s mother was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, and also has Maltese ancestry.
Jason Bateman was born January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York, the United States, to Victoria Elizabeth Bateman, a former flight attendant and Kent Bateman, an actor, writer and director of film and television, and founder of a repertory stage in Hollywood. He has an older sister, Justine, and three half-brothers. At four, his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and later to California. At 10, he began to act professionally and started to work in commercials.