Most people grow up being told that acting a fool won’t get you very far. However, abject foolishness is the very thing that has made former BMX rider and skate magazine editor Jeff Tremaine rich enough to plunk down almost $7 million for a showbiz-pedigreed spread at the sunbaked top of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon.
Best known as the director, producer and writer of the preposterously imbecilic and immensely popular “Jackass” franchise — the early Aughts TV show as well as the ongoing film series, including the upcoming “Jackass 4,” which he co-wrote with Spike Jonze and Jonny Knoxville, Tremaine also has his professional hands in the long-running and hilariously sophomoric comedy clip show “Ridiculousness” along with the 2021 Eric André and Tiffany Haddish starring prank-centric buddy comedy “Bad Trip.”
A deep dive into property records and other online databases indicates the sellers were Lisa DeBartolo and Don Miggs, she the fortunately born daughter of Tampa-based billionaire Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the enormously successful shopping center developer and former owner of the San Francisco 49ers who was pardoned by former president Donald Trump for his involvement in a 1998 corruption case, and he a musician who fronts the eponymous band MIGGS and is listed as a producer on the recently released Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr. starring thriller “Fear of Rain.”
Once home to Mickey Rooney, and sequestered behind imposing gates along a slender cul-de-sac with sweeping cross-canyon views, the slightly more than three-quarter acre estate includes a just over 7,500-square foot main house with six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, plus a two-story guesthouse and two-story pool side pavilion.
The listing was held by Ranyi Williams and Branden Williams at The Beverly Hills Estates; Tremaine and his writer/blogger/podcaster/bookworm wife, Laura Tremaine, were represented in the deal by Brian Joy of The Sanborn Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.