Banks foreclosing on Burt Reynolds mansion

  • Updated: August 23, 2011 - 10:39 AM

Friends and fans of Burt Reynolds are rallying around the actor after hearing that his home in Hobe Sound, Fla., is under foreclosure proceedings.

Reynolds, 75, "has been such a friend to the community. All the things he did -- the dinner theater, bringing television shows to Jupiter (Fla.) -- was at his own expense. That's half the reason he's broke," said longtime associate Mike Daniels, who worked on "B.L. Stryker" and later was a set director on other Reynolds productions.

BankAtlantic and Great Eastern Mortgage say the Emmy Award-winning actor has not made a mortgage payment since Sept. 1, 2010, on the home assessed by Martin County officials at $2.4 million. BankAtlantic, according to the complaint, holds a second $750,000 mortgage on the 13,000-square-foot home.

"I am as surprised as everyone," Reynolds, 75, said through a representative since he is filming a movie in Toronto with country music star LeAnn Rimes. "I thought my career and my life could not be going better. To all of the people who have had such faith in me and stuck by me through thick and thin, thank you. I know it is not the end of the world."

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home on a 3.4-acre waterfront lot has a 2,000-square-foot guesthouse, cinema, swimming pool, wine room, indoor waterfall, billiards room and boat dock, according to Martin County records. There's a pad for a helicopter, said Realtor Robert Thomson, owner of Waterfront Properties.

"It's cozy. Not ostentatious. It's what you'd expect of Burt," he said.

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