“The Mighty Ducks” star Shaun Weiss is opening up about his recovery from heroin and meth addiction.
The former child actor who portrayed Greg Goldberg, a player on the youth league hockey team in all three “Mighty Ducks” movies, struggled in recent years, getting arrested for burglary while under the influence of methamphetamine in 2020 and also being arrested for public intoxication in 2018.
Since then, the actor, who also appeared on “The Cosby Show,” “Boy Meets World” and “The King of Queens,” has been on the road to recovery, even getting a new set of teeth from a high-end Los Angeles dentist after his own were ruined by meth use.
Now, as revealed in a new interview on episode 22 of Addiction Talk, an online recovery talk show presented by American Addiction Centers, Weiss is two years sober and has landed his first film role in 14 years.
“It’s hard to see those images,” Weiss told host Joy Sutton regarding the shocking pictures of him under the influence. “When I see them, they kind of shock me still,” he said. “I was avoiding reflective surfaces, so I didn’t know what I looked like. I’m not exaggerating.”
“I’m really sorry ‘Ducks’ fans had to see me like that,” he added. “I’m really hoping my story can be useful, so it’s not just a sad thing that happened.”