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‘NCIS’ creator Donald P. Bellisario parts ways with longtime Studio City home

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Donald P. Bellisario, the creator of TV shows including “Magnum P.I.” and “NCIS,” has sold his longtime Studio City home for $5.85 million.
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Legendary television writer-producer Donald P. Bellisario has wrapped up a finale of sorts in Studio City, selling his longtime home in the Fryman Estates neighborhood for $5.85 million, records show.

Obscured from the street by a thicket of mature trees, the Traditional-style house sits on more than an acre of grounds and has a guest house and a stone-rimmed swimming pool.

The two-story home, built in 1940, features hardwood floors, two fireplaces and large picture windows that take in leafy views. The roughly 5,300-square-foot interior holds formal living and dining rooms, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Bellisario, 83, is the co-creator of and writer for such television series as “Magnum P.I.,” “Quantum Leap,” “JAG” and “NCIS.” He wrote and directed the 1988 thriller “Last Rites.”

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He bought the property 35 years ago for $1.3 million, public records show.

Rajesh Lund of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the buyer. Peter Cornell and Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group represented the seller.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com | Twitter: @LATHotProperty


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