Former Disney child star busted for drug possession

By Alexa Caruso on August 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

Shaun Weiss from The Mighty DucksLooks like The Mighty Ducks and Drillbit Taylor star Shaun Weiss is going to be doing the “Flying V” back to jail after being arrested for possession of “suspected” methamphetamine.

You may remember Weiss as the cheeky goaltender, Goldberg, from the 1992 family classic The Mighty Ducks and its two sequels.

Weiss, now 38, was released from jail just days earlier, following a charge of petty theft last month from an electronics store. He was found guilty of stealing $151 worth of merchandise and was supposed to spend 150 days in jail but was released early due to overcrowding.

Weiss will likely now be heading right back to prison — he was arrested on Aug. 2 in Burbank, California after a resident called police about a man wandering around the property of an apartment building.

He was in court on Tuesday (Aug. 8) regarding the incident and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Ironically, Weiss was last in the news in August 2014, when he launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive his career. The money was purportedly to fund a documentary titled Back on the Map, based on his stand-up comedy tour. The goal was $21,000, but unfortunately the end result was $210 from six backers.

Weiss will next appear in court on Sept. 22, 2017. ~Alexa Caruso

Comments & Discussion

  1. Penguin • August 10, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

    Why is it that so many former child stars end up in such a mess? Do their parents not kow hot to guide them in dealing with life. And at 38 now, this is one star that should know better. A shame to see happen to anyone but too bad we only hear about those that were once “famous”

  2. Georgina • August 10, 2017 @ 2:54 PM

    Too bad his Kickstarter didn’t work, but probably everyone knew the money would just go to drugs.

  3. Julia • August 10, 2017 @ 7:40 PM

    Good thing he was caught, don’t want to be reading he died from an overdose next.

  4. Cronin Mitchell • August 11, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

    I think many former child actors end up in a bad way like this because they think they’re going to have a huge career after appearing in one or two hit properties, and then are crushed when their career ends. It’s sad. Perhaps there should be stricter regulations to ensure that the income earned by minors be properly invested and that these kids are educated about the sometimes harsh realities of the industry.

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