Re: What's up with Weller's character?
I think it's a bit funny how Peter Weller is almost as much of a Renaissance man as Buckaroo Banzai...
...Weller is a sometime actor/sometime history professor (at Syracuse University)/and sometime very knowledgeable host of TV history documentaries. Does he front a rock band (like Buckaroo did)?
Don't know, but he is (or was) a jazz trumpet player who attended North Texas State (now U of North Texas, but still one of the top music schools for jazz players.)
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