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, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Ryan Dunn, and Jesse King


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