publication date: Sunday, January 1, 2017 (part of Winter 2017)

category: Television

clue: Depending on when you first noticed him, you might know him as a young boy on the prairie, a teen mourning his sitcom mom, a basketball-playing werewolf, a stockbroker living with his brother, a real-estate developer in the middle of a dysfunctional family, a hopeful father adopting a teenager's baby, a friend stuck in the body of Ryan Reynolds, the victim of identity theft, or a con-artist fox.

explanation: Bateman starred in Little House on the Prairie, The Hogan Family, Teen Wolf Too, Simon, Arrested Development, Juno, The Change-Up, Identity Thief, and Zootopia. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Ryan Dunn, and Jesse King


Similar Goos

James Corden

Brits know him as a flabby sitcom star and stage actor. Americans know him as a talk show host who drives around singing karaoke with celebrities. Go »

Dick Wolf

This action-show producer with an action-hero name has created a television-show empire out of multiple franchises about law enforcement and the Windy City. Go »

Henry Ian Cusick

It would have been scandalous if he were to have lost any of the one hundred or so roles he has played. Go »

Ted Danson

He's been a magazine editor, a crime scene investigator, an afterlife architect, an irritable doctor, a corrupt billionaire, and a North Dakota sheriff, but none of them will ever be as famous as his bar owner and retired pitcher. Go »

Donald Glover

This actor in productions about Southern metropolises and local colleges chose a youthful alias for his rap career because his real name implies that he loves dongs. Go »

Chip and Joanna Gaines

This married couple has fixed up the ailing HGTV with a hit series about renovations. Go »