Michael is the son of real estate mogul George Bluth. His sister Lindsay, her husband Tobias, and their daughter Maeby move in with him after hitting financial woes of their own.
He takes over as President of The Bluth Company when his father is incarcerated for fraud. Michael is portrayed by Jason Bateman and appears in all 68 episodes of the series.
Despite not learning the importance of family from his verbally abusive mother Lucille or absent father George, Michael grew to believe that the most important thing in the world is family.Michael married his high school sweetheart Tracy in 1989, his sophomore year of college.