If you thought Darth Vader was dead… you’d be right and wrong! While he did die on the Death Star back in “The Return of the Jedi,” another Darth Vader is alive and well in Tennessee. 39 year old Darth Vader Williamson is a surgical tech in Memphis… and yes… that’s his legal name. When he was born back in 1978, shortly after the original “Star Wars” came out, his parents named him after dad’s favorite character! Mom wanted to name him Junior, but dad got his way arguing Darth Vader would be a bad (as in good) name for their son!
Darth says he didn’t care for his unusual name as a kid saying he was teased a lot and even the teachers giggled when they called on him! His daughters just roll their eyes when anyone makes a fuss over him. But, it’s gotten him out of speeding tickets and he’s been asked for autographs and pictures. But, maybe the most surprising, Darth hasn’t seen any other Star Wars movies after “Return of the Jedi” in 1983. In fact, he doesn’t even really like “Star Wars” all that much, saying he prefers the “Alien” movies. and, the kicker? Darth Vader isn’t even his favorite character! He prefers Boba Fett.