Child actor Shaun Weiss turned his life around in recent months, having been on an amazing sobriety journey following years of brushes with the law and addiction problems. Here's how.
Shaun Weiss found success as a child actor for the hit movie "Mighty Ducks," but since then, the former actor's life has been full of ups and downs, including his brushes with the law and addiction problems.
The 43-year-old known for his role as Greg Goldberg in "Mighty Ducks" is already turning his life around and has been on the path to full recovery and transformation.
Image of young and grown Shaun Weiss AKA Greg in "Mighty Ducks." | Photo: Instagram.com/shaunweiss twitter.com/WFLA
Over the years, Weiss, who as a child was known for his good looks, was a shadow of his former self and appeared in pitiable conditions from his excessive use of drugs.
In 2017, the former actor was involved in a series of drug-related arrests, and at one point, he was arrested for suspected possession of meth. Soon his mugshots became a viral picture on the internet.
Shaun Weiss attends the "Freaks & Geeks/Undeclared" event at PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 12, 2011. | Source: Getty Images
After his release from jail, Weiss was arrested for petty theft, and afterward, he made the bold decision to get help and checked himself into rehab. But, unfortunately, his initial efforts only lasted a while.
The Yuba County District Attorney's Office announced that Weiss had graduated from a court drug program in California.
A year later, Weiss was arrested for breaking into a man's property under the heavy influence of drugs. At this point, close friends issued a public cry for help for the former child star.
His friend Drew Gallagher asked fans and friends to lend help to the struggling actor. A GoFundMe fundraising page was set up to aid Weiss' dental treatment and psychological care.
Gallagher warned that Weiss was at the brink of death and needed quick assistance from the public. He explained that Weiss' problems started after he lost his parents.
Following the help from fans and friends, Weiss began the journey of turning his life around and embracing sobriety. In a post shared by his close friend, Gallagher, a picture of the sober Weiss showed the actor looking healthier and was said to be 269 days sober.
The GoFundMe Page set up for Weiss reportedly got about $15000, which was used to get the actor a new set of teeth and pay his rent and help him adjust to a better living condition.
Since his recovery, Weiss has been sharing pictures of his new self, and one of those pictures showed the former star posing with giant balloons congratulating him on his graduation from a drug court program.
The Yuba County District Attorney's Office announced that Weiss had graduated from a court drug program in California. In addition, his burglary case was dismissed, a piece of news both Weiss and his fans found incredible.