Geoffrey Owens, most known for his role in the 90s sitcom, The Cosby Show receives a job offer from notable filmmaker and producer, Tyler Perry after going viral for being photographed as a cashier at Trader Joe’s.
#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) September 4, 2018
TMZ reports that Owens was cast in a 10-episode role on OWN’s hit drama,The Have and The Have Nots. The hit show films in Atlanta and Owens will fly there next week to being filming.
Tuesday, on Good Morning America, Owens stated, “I feel like I’m more of a celebrity now than I have ever been.”
According to CNN, the actor has received an overwhelming amount of support from other celebrities as well as American rapper and songwriter, Nicki Minaj, who plans to donate $25,000 to Owens.
I did a play with @geoffreyowens at @classicstage and a more talented actor you wouldn’t find. Whatever Geoffrey does, he does with commitment and integrity. I love and admire this man. #GeoffreyOwens
— Chris Noth (@RealNoth) September 7, 2018
Worked with @TheGeoffreyOwen. Wonderful actor and a better man. Our value is in our work ethic and character. And fyi…..less than 1% of our profession makes 50 grand a year or more from acting. Kudos for doing what you need to do. Much respect!!! https://t.co/75TPs4Kjwy
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 4, 2018
Owens has no intentions on leaving Trader Joe’s and has received multiple television offers since the photo went viral.