Job-shamed ‘Cosby Show’ actor exposes addiction to judging

Geoffrey Owens

It was called a “feel good” story, but it was all about feeling bad. A 50-year-old woman was shopping with her 40-year-old wife at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey. At the checkout counter, they noticed a slightly heavyset cashier with a graying beard. He was ringing up and bagging groceries. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, that’s the guy from The Cosby Show,” Karma Lawrence would tell the media. Had this been 30 years ago, the incident would have ended there, and you would not know a thing about it.…

Geoffrey Owens accepts Tyler Perry gig

geoffrey-owens access job from Tyler Perry after job-shaming of Trader Joe's cashier job

A representative for Owens told CNN that he has accepted a job offer from Tyler Perry, who tweeted earlier this week that he wanted Owens to appear on his OWN television show, “The Haves and The Have Nots.” Owen’s exact role on the show is unknown, but he’ll appear on multiple episodes.   #Actor #GeoffreyOwens responds to the apology from woman who took the picture of him working at #TraderJoe’s: “I say that’s very cool, and I say I accept that… if I could see her now, I could totally…

Geoffrey Owens Time Magazine interview

Cosby Show Geoffrey Owens

  ; “Every job is worthwhile” “Every job is worthwhile.” Former ‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens speaks out over job-shaming incident https://t.co/zTTzwXwEzQ pic.twitter.com/zF8yuxwGAi — TIME (@TIME) September 4, 2018 Like his fan page! https://www.facebook.com/ActorGeoffreyOwens/     Geoffrey Owens wears Yale hat and Trader Joe’s nametag on Good Morning America 😀 Geoffrey Owens has on his @Yale hat AND Trader Joe’s badge. This is a thinkpiece in one picture pic.twitter.com/w4P9ot2Ue6 — Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) September 4, 2018           An act of kindness. Twenty-two years ago while I…

Former Cosby show star shamed for having a job gets job offer from Tyler Perry

Cosby Show Geoffrey Owens

  Events after the Trader Joe’s job-shaming incident. Owens has taught acting classes at Yale and has appeared on several television shows over the years such as The Affair and Lucifer, but he said no job has lasted more than 10 weeks. The Trader Joe’s gig gave him the flexibility to audition while earning a steady check. Owens has now quit his grocery store job that he had been at for 15 months because all of the new-found attention made it impossible to remain working there. But, it’s likely that Owens will see a slew…

Former Cosby Show star has pleasant job with health insurance and teaches Shakespeare

Cosby Show Geoffrey Owens

Recently I came across a D-Bag blog has posted a story about “Faded” Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens was now a “starving actor” working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s. Those that think having a pleasant job in a happy environment (with health insurance) can make someone “faded” are mistaken as to what being an actor or getting roles entails. Or do these clowns actually think that having a recurring role on a show for a handful of years makes you rich beyond your wildest dreams to the point of…