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Super Bowl 'Darth Vader kid' visits NYC

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

He's the pint-sized kid who stole the Super Bowl show and America's heart. But who is the boy behind the Darth Vader mask?

Eyewitness News met 6-year-old Max Page on Broadway Monday night, still trying to channel the force.

Truth be told, Max, a child actor from California, has never seen any of the "Star Wars" movies.

"Yeah, it hurts your hands, but I never get tired of doing it, it's fun," Page said.

Max was invited to the stage of "Driving Miss Daisy" to meet the real voice of Darth Vader, James Earl Jones.

"It's all about pretend," Earl Jones said. "That's the fun part about being an actor, about being a child."

Max was born with a heart condition, and at 3 months old, he underwent open-heart surgery to have a pacemaker implanted.

Doctors said he'd never play pro football, but they never said anything about playing at the Super Bowl.

"Our goal isn't that Max is some big, famous at anything," Max' mother, Jenniver Page, said.

"We're hoping through Max, through our story, some family may see Max have fun and rally," said Buck Page, Max's father.

"It's kind of fun for my brother to act," said Ellison Page, Max's brother.

For this overnight sensation, it's not about what he can't do. It's about all things he can do.

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