Known for his roles in both film and television, most notably playing Michael Bluth in the comedy series Arrested Development. He first gained fame as a teen actor in the sitcoms Silver Spoons and The Hogan Family. His film credits include Juno, Horrible Bosses, Starsky & Hutch, Up in the Air, Zootopia, and Identity Thief.
He landed his first audition at age 10 for an educational film after following a friend to the audition.
He played the main role in the sequel to the popular 1980s film Teen Wolf.
He is the brother of Actress Justine Bateman. He married Amanda Anka in 2001 and the couple has two children together.
He starred with Jennifer Aniston in the 2010 film The Switch and the Horrible Bosses films.