Shaun Weiss, who starred in the 90s Disney comedy franchise, The Mighty Ducks, has been arrested for burglary and drug offenses.
Sadly, this isn’t Weiss’s first brush with the law, and the forty-one-year-old has had a long history with substance abuse since his glory days as a Disney child star.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see his heartbreaking transformation…
In the last decade, a number of different actors and performers who started their careers as children with the entertainment giant have gone off the rails as adults.
It is undeniable to see that a worryingly high percentage of these children have experienced serious troubles in later life… From mental health struggles, drug addictions and, in some deadly instances, suicide.
And, news has recently emerged of yet another one of Disney’s child stars has taken the wrong path in life as an adult.
Most of us will recognize Shaun Weiss from the 1992 movie, The Mighty Ducks.
The New Jersey-born actor initially rose to fame when he starred in the movie at the ripe age of fourteen.
As he is forced to coach a peewee hockey team as punishment for drink driving.
The Ducks are simply awful at ice hockey…
But, as the movie progresses, Bombay grows to be rather fond of the kids and teaches them how to play well, ultimately resulting in them playing in the finals.
And the movie was a huge success, with it grossing around $50 million at the domestic box office.
The sequel, D:2 The Mighty Ducks was released 2 years later in 1994…
And an animated series of the movie followed 2 years on from that.
Weiss himself went on to lead a very different life entirely.
Weiss’s success dwindled after The Mighty Ducks…
And, though he appeared on a handful of small TV shows, the actor has gone on to have a long history with substance abuse.
Back in 2018, Weiss’s mug shot shocked the world when was arrested for public intoxication.
And this wasn’t the first time he was in trouble for possession.
At the time, a rep for the actor had said, “Hopefully he will stay clean and sober when he gets out.”
Because, this week, Weiss has been arrested again.
And also for being under the influence of methamphetamine.
The actor was discovered rummaging through a car parked inside a local resident’s garage at around 7 am.
Who reported an “unknown male inside his garage that did not belong there.”
And they took him into custody, where they discovered that he was also high on methamphetamine.
In a report posted to Facebook, they wrote:
“Weiss displayed symptoms of being under the influence of methamphetamine and said he did not reside at this residence. Weiss also said the vehicle he was filtering through was not his.”
Fans have been taking to Twitter to express their concern for the actor.
One Twitter user wrote, “Wow poor Goldberg”, while another suggested, “Maybe get him some help instead of letting him go free again.”
Let’s just hope that he can find it within himself to turn his life back around.