Weller says Allen has written letters of recommendation for him in the past, including one that called him Mr. Chips and a credit to his race.
Weller says the jokes refer to his many off-camera academic pursuits, but adds that only Woody could get away with that.
Weller is currently hosting the Emmy award-winning History Channel series, Engineering An Empire, which debuts this season with a special on Egypt on Monday (Oct. 9).
He says he got the gig through fellow actor and friend, Matt Dillon, whom he calls something of an idiot savant when it comes to history, or, in Wellers words: Matts the kind of guy you think is sitting in the back of the class not paying attention, when really he can surprise you.
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