CLEARWATER — Peter Sloan claims William Shatner is his biological father. He has tried and failed for decades to get the actor to admit publicly they’re related.
Sloan has also tried and failed to coax a DNA test out of the man best known as Captain Kirk on Star Trek and most recently, as a guest star on the Canadian TV series Private Eyes.
So, in January, Sloan decided to “take back” the last name that he calls his birthright. He petitioned a Pinellas County court to have his name legally changed to Peter Shatner. An attorney for William Shatner asked the court to deny the request.