​‘Mighty Ducks’ Actor Shaun Weiss Arrested For Public Intoxication

Shaun Weiss, who played goalie Greg Goldberg in 1992's The Mighty Ducks, has been arrested for public intoxication in Oroville, northern California.

The 38-year-old actor was arrested at around 1am before reportedly spending a few hours in a local jail cell to sober up, but eventually was not formally charged.

"Weiss was arrested for being under the influence of drugs," the Oroville Public Safety Department wrote in a statement on Monday.

"He was transported and booked into the Butte County Jail. He was arrested for intoxication only and no further criminal proceedings are desired at this time."

However, he did still had to have a mugshot taken - and it seems he's a far cry from the fresh-faced kid we know from the famous hockey flick.

Oroville Police Department
Oroville Police Department

Weiss was arrested on drug charges in 2017, just days after he had been sentenced to 150 days in jail for stealing $151 worth of products from an electronics store.

He only ended up serving 12 days for that crime due to overcrowding.

Weiss' manager, Don Gibble, told Page Six at the time: "Hopefully when [Shaun] gets out he will go to rehab so he can stay sober.

"He hopes jail will help him, and maybe while he is in jail he will write something."

Since his standout role in The Mighty Ducks in the early 90s, which was his first film gig, Weiss has appeared in various other TV shows and movies.

Along with the two Ducks sequels in 1994 and 1996, he was in Heavyweights alongside Ben Stiller, which centred on a 'fat camp' for kids that gets taken over by a fitness guru.

He also featured in cult series Freaks and Geeks, which is known for launching the careers of several young actors including James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini.

His most recent role, according to his Wikipedia page, was as a bus driver in 2008's Drillbit Taylor.

Weiss has also tried his hand at performing stand-up comedy in the past. According to BroBible, his act is 'super self-deprecating', poking fun at how talent managers confused his predilection for being a wise ass as a kid with talent.

Last month, a Facebook account that looked like Weiss' shared a throwback photo posted by former Heavyweights co-star Aaron Schwartz, which showed the gang together to do the Blu-Ray commentary for the film.

Featured Image Credit: Oroville Police Dept /Buena Vista Pictures

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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