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It’s a ‘go’ for this big bro

Times Staff Writer

Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett, who played Ray Romano’s big brother, Robert, on the hit CBS series “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is “looking to make a move,” as he put it.

Costar of the Fox sitcom “ ‘Til Death,” with Joely Fisher, Garrett has put his Hidden Hills home on the market at $9,495,000. He had lived there since 2004.

He described the compound, which he had built, as “a sprawling, 10,300-square-foot French Country” complex with six bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms.

Situated on 1.2 acres, it also has a state-of-the-art theater, a large playroom, a playhouse, a study, a gym/bonus room, a refrigerated wine room, a detached one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, a six-car garage, two yards and a pool, and park or greenbelt views.

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There are plank-hardwood and stone floors, leaded-glass windows, a slate roof and high ceilings. (Garrett is slightly more than 6-foot-8.)

The actor, 47, grew up in Woodland Hills and got his start as a stand-up comic at the Ice House in Pasadena and the Improv in Hollywood. At 23, he appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

Garrett, also known for his voice-over work for such animated features as “Casper” and “A Bug’s Life,” won Emmy Awards in 2002, 2003 and 2005 for supporting actor in a comedy series.

Marc and Rory Shevin of Coldwell Banker, Hidden Hills, have the listing.

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An eye-popper at $125 million

It’s not every day in America that a home comes on the market at $125 million. And it’s right here, in Holmby Hills.

David Saperstein, founder of Metro Networks, and his then-wife, Suzanne, built the 45,000-square-foot estate after buying the 5-acre property in the ‘90s.

It took the Sapersteins about five years to complete the French palace-style Fleur de Lys, which looks something like Versailles. Now that the couple is divorced, she has decided to sell it. Among its features are a ballroom large enough for a dinner party of 250, a screening room with seating for 50, a pool house, a massage room, a gym, a three-bedroom manager’s house, staff quarters for 10 and a nine-car garage.

If you prefer a palace on the East Coast, see Donald Trump. He has one for sale in Palm Beach for the same price.

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His-'n'-hers in Sherman Oaks

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Gary Anthony Williams, who plays the transvestite legal secretary Clarence/Clarice Bell in the ABC series “Boston Legal,” and his wife, Leslie, had Key West in mind when they bought their new home in Sherman Oaks for about $1.5 million.

The 1941 house was remodeled to have a contemporary flair and a flexible floor plan reminiscent of resort living.

The home has four bedrooms, a den and three bathrooms in slightly more than 3,000 square feet. A kitchen with granite counters opens to a family room. The house overlooks landscaped yards, a 20-by-40-foot pool, outdoor living and dining areas, and a shaded patio. The game room, which opens to a lanai and the pool, has a skylight, fireplace and wet bar.

The couple had been living in North Hollywood.

The actor landed his first paid acting job as part of the Georgia Shakespeare Co. He moved to L.A. in 1998. His first TV role was in the series “In the Heat of the Night.” Later, he appeared on “Malcolm in the Middle” as Stevie’s dad and voiced Uncle Ruckus in the animated cartoon series “The Boondocks.”

Judy Bernstein of Prudential California-John Aaroe Division, Encino, represented the pair in their home purchase. Richard Lombari Jr. of Keller Williams Realty, Studio City, had the listing.

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ruth.ryon@latimes.com

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