February 7, 2011 | 1:41pm
The Force is from OC.
The kid under the Darth Vader helmet in one of this year's most talked-about Super Bowl commercials is 6-year-old actor Max Page of San Clemente.
He's become famous for starring as the pint-sized Star Wars villain in an ad for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat. In the commercial, he attempts to use "The Force" on various objects around the house--the washer and dryer, a sandwich, the family dog. The commercial debuted online days before the game and has gotten more than 16 million views.
See mini-Vader unmasked and watch the commercial after the jump.
Page, who appeared on the Today Show this morning, had a recurring role on
The Young and the Restless last year. He was born with a congenital heart condition and is an outpatient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.