CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE DUMMY
Will Arnett can currently be seen on NBC’s hit comedy Up All Night opposite of Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. Arnett plays Applegate’s stay-at-home husband in the show which explores parenthood through the eyes of an acerbic working mother.
Arnett is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Fox sitcom Arrested Development, where he portrayed “Gob Bluth” for three seasons and earned his first Emmy nomination. He also starred in Fox’s comedy series Running Wilde opposite of Kerri Russell where he also wrote for the series alongside writer/director Mitch Hurwitz. Arnett frequently guest stars on NBC’s 30 Rock playing Devon Banks, a role which earned him his fifth Emmy nomination. Teaming again with creator Mitch Hurwitz, Arnett lent his voice to Fox’s animated sitcom Sit Down, Shut Up.
Arnett’s film credits include Jonah Hex, When in Rome, G-Force, Semi Pro, Monsters vs. Aliens, Blades of Glory, Horton Hears a Whoand The Brothers Solomon.
His additional television credits include guest-starring roles on Parks and Recreation, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Will & Grace, Boston Public, Third Watch and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Arnett’s other feature credits include Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, R.V. opposite Robin Williams, Monster-In-Law, The Waiting Game, The Broken Giant, Southie and Ed’s Next Move.
CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE DUMMY
Actor, Producer and Director Jason Bateman earned an Emmy Award nomination, two Screen Actor’s Guild nominations and was honored with a Golden Globe Award in 2004 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in the Mitch Hurwitz created, multi-award winning comedy series, Arrested Development.
While Bateman’s starring role in the Emmy Award-winning FOX comedy series Arrested Development brought a newfound appreciation with the public, it also caught the attention of the motion picture industry and reinvigorated their interest in Bateman. As a result, Bateman has attained “leading man” status on the big screen while maintaining his roots in television by continuing to produce, write and develop projects for the small screen.
Most recently in February, 2012, Bateman was bit by the producing bug. He secured a two-year first look producing deal with Universal Pictures and Universal Television for Aggregate Films, the production company he formed. Bateman’s first major film credit at Universal will come on Identity Theft, a project written for him to play a man who has his identity stolen and life turned upside down. Bateman also set up Under the Banner of Heaven, a drama based on the Jon Krakauer nonfiction book at Warner Bros, which has Ron Howard attached to direct with Dustin Lance Black writing, and Bateman producing with Brian Grazer, Shannon Costello and Stephanie Davis. In addition toIdentity Theft (which Bateman is producing with Scott Stuber), they have set up The Disappeared, a film Aggregate will coproduce with Imagine, with Oren Uziel and Rob Letterman writing.
Bateman’s recent film credits include Horrible Bosses, The Change Up, Paul, The Switch, Up in the Air, Couples Retreat, Extract, The Invention of Lying, State of Play, Juno, The Kingdom, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, The Ex, The Break Up, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Starsky & Hutch, and The Sweetest Thing.
Dating back to his adolescent and teenage years, Bateman’s portrayal of the charming schemer, Derek Taylor, in Silver Spoons prompted NBC to create a spin-off, It’s Your Move, starring Bateman. He then starred with Valerie Harper in her serial series, Valerie,Valerie’s Family and The Hogan Family from 1986-1991 and, prior to this, was a series regular on the iconic television series with Michael Landon that has become an American treasure, Little House on the Prairie.