Booger from 'Revenge of the Nerds' picks a new city, puts L.A. house on the market
As the slovenly misfit "Booger" in 1984's hit comedy "Revenge of the Nerds," Armstrong has achieved something few thespians can, which is working steadily in Hollywood. Aside from roles in such notable films as "Better Off Dead," "Ray," and "Akeelah and the Bee," Armstrong has appeared in a number of TV shows (Moonlighting, "The New Girl," "Supernatural") and has voiced characters on several animated shows, including "American Dad" and "Robot and Monster" on Nickelodeon. The highly entertaining "Revenge of the Nerd" is his autobiography, as well.
According to Rich Report, the classically trained actor originally envisioned a career in the theater, but was disappointed when he was cast as Tom Cruise’s best friend in “Risky Business.” Armstrong and his wife, writer-producer Elaine Aronson, are looking to move away after 40 years in Hollywood. They have put their longtime Los Feliz home on the market in order to move to New York City.
Spanish-Colonial Revival building was constructed in 1929 on the southern edge of Griffith Park. Three levels of the building are flanked by a walled courtyard and tiled fountains. In addition to five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, there is a great room, a formal dining room, a kitchen with breakfast nook, and a bonus room on the lower level with parquet floors, wood-paneled walls, and a fireplace.
The home is not entirely preserved in amber, but the period details include beamed ceilings, original hardwood floors, French doors, casement windows, elaborate wrought-ironwork, and exuberant Art Deco fixtures and tile.
A terraced back garden with mature fruit trees and plants is part of the exterior amenities in addition to a courtyard in front and several balconies and patios on the exterior. Two cars can also be parked in the garage.
For $585,000. Armstrong and Aronson purchased the .39-acre property in 1993. With an asking price of just under $2.9 million, it's headed for a nice windfall.