The mighty ducks star Shaun Weiss feels good and looks good after celebrating a year of sobriety. According to his friend, Drew Gallagher, Weiss officially hit the one-year milestone on January 9. The former child star also opted to make the most of the occasion, reportedly waiting to open his Christmas gifts until the day he celebrated his sobriety. this month. Now that legal issues have been very well publicized, it is certainly great to see Shaun seemingly changed his life and is back on track.
In 2017, Weiss was arrested several times on charges of petty theft and possession of methamphetamine. After being arrested for public intoxication in 2018, he announced that he intended to go to rehab. Unfortunately, things only got worse for Weiss, and in January last year he was arrested for allegedly breaking into a man’s garage while high on meth. At the time, Gallagher ran a GoFundMe campaign to help Shaun and stressed that Weiss was not a bad person and only needed “medical” and “psychiatric attention.”
“He’s sick, he’s mentally ill,” Gallagher told People. “He’s just sick and everyone is giving up on him … [He’s] the nicest, softest, sweetest person … He’s like a brother to me. I will not abandon him. “
Weiss had also been homeless at the time of the incident. Since then, he has resided in a sober housing facility in Tarzana, California, preparing for the next chapter of his life. TMZ reports that Shaun is “working on his comedic chops and writing some scripts”. Better yet for Weiss, who was in desperate need of new teeth at the time of his arrest, the actor’s new set of pearly whites is almost ready and he’s wearing temporary dentures in the meantime.
A former child actor, Weiss is best known for playing Greg Goldberg in the 1992 family sports film The mighty ducks. He reprized the role in the 1994 sequel and again for the third episode in 1996. The franchise is being revived on Disney + with Emilio Estevez returning to the role of Gordon Bombay to coach a new youth hockey team. If Weiss keeps doing better, he may be able to appear for a cameo on a future episode of the show.
Weiss also appeared in multiple episodes of Pee-wee’s Playhouse like a child. He was also featured in the pilot episode of Sabrina, the teenage witch and had roles in other shows such as Charles in charge, The Cosby Show, King of the Queens, Saved by the bell: the new class, and Boy Meets World. He also had a recurring role on the cult classic comedy series Freaks and Geeks. His last acting role was in the 2008 comedy Drillbit Taylor with Owen Wilson and Leslie Mann.
Last year around this time, Weiss must have felt like he was at rock bottom. However, a lot can happen in a year, and the future now looks very bright for the Ducks star. Good luck to Weiss with his continued recovery. This news comes from TMZ.
Subjects: The Mighty Ducks