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Jason Bateman's life in 15 photos

By Jessica Wedemeyer Slide 1 of 13

Jason Bateman has been one of our favorite comedic actors for so long, we almost forgot he was once a child star and teen idol! In honor of the March 28 release of "Bad Words," the "Arrested Development" star's feature film directorial debut, take a look back at his life in 15 photos -- from his child star days to his teen idol phase and more!RELATED:Child stars of the '80s: Where are they now?Jason Bateman, who made his television debut at age 12 in "Little House on the Prairie," and fellow child actor Adam Rich (in yellow) attended an event for the Malibu Grand Prix in 1982.
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