It’s always a surprise to people that Danny Tamberelli’s character Tommy Duncan didn’t even make it to “D2” since he was one of the comedic highlights of the first film. As an original member of the team, he convinces his sister Tammy to switch from figure skating to hockey in order to help the team.
It’s implied that Tommy acts tough around his sister, but she’s older, and he always underestimates her, which results in her beating him at everything. Tommy was a defenseman on the team, but his skills were nothing special. Still, he got the audience laughing, and that’s all that mattered.
Shaun Weiss as Greg Goldberg
Thanks to his impeccable comedic timing, Shaun Weiss, as overweight goalie Greg Goldberg became an instant fan favorite. Unfortunately, he was initially terrified of the puck coming toward him, making him a less-than-effective goalie. Coach Bombay fixes this by tying him to the net and having the rest of the team pelt him with pucks.
It served the double purpose of giving the kids shot practice while also teaching Greg that his armor was thick enough to keep him safe. He is scared when the team brings in Julie as a goalie in “D2,” but his skills continued to improve, and he eventually becomes cocky. In “D3,” he becomes a defenseman, which he discovers is much more his speed.
Shaun Weiss Today
Instead of joining new projects, Shaun Weiss has had the unfortunate luck of getting caught up in problems with the law multiple times. He was arrested in 2017 for possession of illegal substances, and his mugshot went viral. He was arrested again in 2020 for burglary.
According to his social media, he's been clean and sober since his arrest in 2020. Keep it up, Shaun! Other than the hockey films, Weiss has been in “Freaks and Geeks,” “The King of Queens,” and “Boy Meets World.” THAT'S where you know him from.
Danny Tamberelli Today
Even if you don't recognize his face, you probably know his voice – Tamberelli was Arnold Perlstein on “The Magic School Bus,” Joseph Anza on “Fillmore!” and more. He also provided the voice of Jimmy, Michael's slacker son in “Grand Theft Auto V,” and was one of the Petes on “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.”
Nowadays, he's mostly traded acting for music and plays in a number of bands in his home state of New Jersey. He's been married to Katelyn Detweiler since 2018, and the two have a child together. He's also the host of a podcast with Michael C. Maronna, the other Pete from “Pete & Pete.”
Mike Vitar as Luis Mendoza
Joining the team in “D2,” Mike Vitar played Luis Mendoza. He's by far the team's fastest skater, clocking 1.9 seconds from blue line to blue line. His problem on the ice isn't getting up to speed – it's stopping, and the second movie in the trilogy features a number of humorous collisions before he learns more control.
In “D3,” his storyline has him flirting with the head cheerleader, who is also the girlfriend of the varsity hockey captain. By the end of the movie, he has successfully charmed her, and she kisses him after the Varsity vs. JV game.