The Mighty Ducks was a huge success when it premiered in 1992 – the iconic Disney sports film inspired two sequels and also led to the creation of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League.

The movie concentrates on a youth league hockey team and made a lot of child actors famous overnight. One of them, Shaun Weiss, starred as the goalie Greg Goldberg and he played a key part in the film.

Unfortunately, Shaun’s breakout role changed his life forever, and not necessarily for the better…

There have been countless child actors starring in all manner of TV series and films. For many of these children, their lives are changed forever. Shaun Weiss knows all about this.

In the early 90s, he received a lot of praise for his humorous portrayal of goalkeeper Greg Goldberg in the Disney comedy franchise The Mighty Ducks. But when the police released a mugshot on the former child actor in January 2020, no one laughed anymore.

Shaun, born in 1978 and raised in Detroit, Michigan, got his first major role when he appeared as Elvis on Pee-wee’s Playhouse. The show ran from 1986 to 1990 and during this time, Shaun also appeared in several commercials.

But it was as the hilarious and chubby goaltender Greg Goldberg he would get his breakthrough. After two Mighty Ducks movies, Shaun Weiss was cast in another Disney movie, Heavyweights.

There he starred as Josh Birnbaum, one of the kids who is sent to a fat camp, run by fitness guru Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller). After Heavyweights, Shaun’s career went downhill, though he landed a recurring role on the short-lived NBC drama Freaks and Geek and made guest appearances in other famous TV series.

But he had a hard time achieving greater success in Hollywood. Instead, the former child star became known for run-ins with law enforcement.

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