Tom Lennon, the pants-averse Lt. Jim Dangle on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!" (2003-09), and his actress wife, Jenny Robertson, have purchased a Hancock Park-area house for $2,175,000. The seller was "ER" actress Maura Tierney, who had owned the 1913 Craftsman for nearly seven years.
The short-shorts-wearing Lennon, 38, has had a lot of exposure this year, appearing in the films "17 Again" and "I Love You, Man." The comedic actor's screenwriting credits include the just-released "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," "Balls of Fury" (2007) and "Herbie Fully Loaded" (2005).
Robertson, 45, has appeared in "Reno 911!" and other television shows and films.
Tierney, 44, had listed the house at $2,195,000 in late February. She recently ended her decade-long stint on the now-defunct NBC medical drama.
Emil Alexander of Prudential California Realty, Pacific Palisades, was the listing agent. Rick Llanos of Coldwell Banker, Hancock Park North, represented the buyers.
Room for a pet pig in the Hills
Singer-songwriter, voice-over artist and actress E.G. Daily has listed a Hollywood Hills-area house for sale at $2,499,999. The 1977 contemporary had been her personal residence at one time but more recently has been rented out.
The six-bedroom, 4 1/2 -bathroom house has 4,342 square feet of living space.
Daily described the home as "durable" -- it has concrete floors -- and as "a social house." She opened the kitchen up to the family room so she could cook and keep an eye on her kids and the family pets.
"I raised my little girls there," she said. "It's a great family house and a great party house."
There are high ceilings, three fireplaces, skylights, French doors, a pool with a spa and interesting angles throughout the house, she said. "Nothing is squared off. Some windows are on a diagonal; the ceiling zigzags."
The family moved a year and a half ago to a nearby property she remodeled. It has a "different energy" from the old house, she said, "all white, all Ralph Lauren. I did it exactly the way I wanted."
The view home sits on a double lot with a grassy lawn "the size of a soccer field," she said. Sometimes the family's pet pig can be spied in the park-like yard.
Although her preference is to sell the old place, Daily said she would consider leasing it at $9,700 a month and continuing as a landlord. "Houses are my hobby."
Daily, 47, is perhaps best known as the voice of Tommy Pickles on "Rugrats" (1991-2002) and "All Grown Up" (2003-07). She has a cameo in the movie "My Sister's Keeper," to be released in June, and performed a song in the movie's soundtrack.
The listing agent is Linda Zimmerman, Prudential California Realty, Pacific Design Center.
Where privacy is paramount