It's been a long, downward spiral for former actor Shaun Weiss. Throughout the 1990s, you likely saw Weiss in some of the biggest programs of the decade. Thanks to his most notable role as goalie Greg Goldberg in The Mighty Ducks franchise, Weiss went on to appearances in Heavyweights, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Boy Meets World, The King of Queens, and Freaks and Geeks. The New Jersey native's last major role came in the 2008 film Drillbit Taylor, which starred Owen Wilson.
Since then, the now-41-year-old has fallen way off the wagon.
In 2017, Weiss was sentenced to 150 days in jail for petty theft, but was released 12 days later due to overcrowding. Five days after his release, Weiss was arrested, charged with meth possession, and sentenced to 90 days in jail. Weiss was arrested again in August 2018 for public intoxication in Oroville, California, after which he checked himself into a rehab facility.
"I have surrendered to the reality that without immediate treatment my life is in imminent danger," Weiss wrote in a Facebook post. "In closing, I AM going to recover. I'm determined to return to my old self. My mind is set on health and well being."
Weiss, sadly, faces trouble once again.
Mighty Ducks Actor Shaun Weiss Arrested
According to the Marysville Police Department, Weiss was arrested on January 26, 2020, booked into Yuba County Jail, and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and residential burglary. His bail was set at $52,500.
Marysville police officers received a call early Sunday morning of an unknown man who broke into a homeowner's garage. When officers arrived, they found Weiss had smashed the passenger window of the parked car and was inside "filtering through" the homeowner's vehicle. Officers noted that Weiss displayed symptoms of being under the influence of methamphetamine. Weiss told police he did not live at the residence.
Yuba County Sheriff's Office inmate information listed Weiss' bail at a reduced amount of $25,000.
As someone who knows first-hand what drug addiction does to a family, this is just terrible. Weiss needs help from people around him now more than ever before things get even worse for the former child star.
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