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Jason Bateman is an American actor and director who has won a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, his most recent projects include “Ozark,” “Game Night” and “The Outsider.” But did you know that his acting career began in “The Ingalls family” (“Little House on the Prairie” en su idioma original?

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In the hit series of NBC based on the Laura Ingalls Wilder book saga, He played James Cooper Ingalls, a boy who along with his sister Cassandra are orphaned when their parents die in an accident.

Although at first Charles and Caroline Ingalls intended to give James and his sister to a relative, they eventually decide to raise them themselves. Like the other characters, James went through all sorts of misfortunes, including being trapped in a water trap or being shot during a bank robbery.

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Jason Bateman with Michael Landon in “The Ingalls Family” (Photo: NBC)

The actor who gained fame for his work as Michael Bluth on the series “Arrested Development” joined the cast of “The Ingalls familyIn his seventh season when he was around 11 years old.

Jason Bateman He participated in at least 20 episodes of the classic series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, Melissa Sue Anderson and Matthew Labyorteaux, which ended in 1983 after nine seasons.

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After his acting debut in “The Ingalls family“Jason Bateman was part of other television shows such as” Silver Spoons “,” Knight Rider “,” It’s Your Move “and” The Hogan Family “, which was originally called” Valerie “, but after the departure of actress Valerie Harper’s name was changed to “Valerie’s Family.”

He has also appeared in several Hollywood movies, such as “Juno”, “I want to kill my boss” and “Until death brought them together.” He also voiced Nick Wilde, the fox in the Disney animated film “Zootopia.”

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Jason Bateman played Marty Byrde in "Ozark" (Foto: Netflix)
Jason Bateman played Marty Byrde in “Ozark” (Photo: Netflix)


After Michael Landon found out from Melissa Gilbert and not from the channel’s directors that “The Ingalls Family” had been canceled, he became so enraged that he wanted to end it all. This is how it occurred to him to blow up the set. The only structure that had remained standing was the church, although it was missing some pieces in the wall from the explosion of Oleson’s Mercantile and Nellie’s Restaurant. “I guess Mike didn’t have the balls to blow it up,” the actress who played Laura Ingalls said in her memoirs.