James Widdoes of ‘Animal House’ is ready to rush a buyer for Beverly Hills home

James Widdoes, who starred as fraternity president Robert Hoover in the 1978 film “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” has listed his home in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for sale at $4.075 million.

Built in 1979, the white- and blue-trimmed Traditional home is set on a sloping lot of more than three-quarters of an acre.

Classic details are evident outside and in. A landing adorned in brickwork provides cover for the blue-hued front door. White bead-board siding, beamed ceilings and French doors give the interior a light and airy vibe.


The 4,000 square feet of interior space includes a two-story foyer, a great room with a fireplace and a center-island kitchen that opens to the family room. Patterned wall coverings and tiled floors create visual interest in the formal dining room. There are six bedrooms and 5.75 bathrooms.

A trellis-topped and heated patio extends the living space outdoors. A brick-trimmed swimming pool and spa, sitting areas, gardens and mature landscaping fill the grounds.

Widdoes bought the property in 1990 for $1.1 million, records show.

Catherine Bassick of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

The 64-year-old Widdoes followed up his role in “Animal House” with appearances on the spin-off series “Delta House” as well as the shows “Remington Steele” and “Charles in Charge.” He has spent the past two decades directing such TV shows as “8 Simple Rules” and “Two and a Half Men.”

He currently directs the CBS sitcom “Mom.”

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