Ex “Cosby Show” Star Spotted Working 9-5…Many Stunned, But We Salute Him
Remember actor, Geoffrey Owens? He played the character of ‘Elvin Tibideaux’ the husband of ‘Sondra Huxtable,’ on “The Cosby Show,” between 1985 and 1992. Well, he was recently spotted working a regular 9-5 job and it caught many fans off guard.
The Job He Was Spotted On:
Geoffrey Owens hasn’t been seen on the small screen in a long time. When “The Cosby Show” ended in ’92, Owens wasn’t seen in many acting roles. After the series ended, Owens found himself on the outside, according to his aging mother, Ethel. Many people may not have known this, but Owens had bit parts in the 2018 short film Fizzle and on the television show, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” However, his mother told Radar Online, that Owens wasn’t given the respect that he deserved:
“He was the star of the show, but they forgot about him after it went off the air!” stated Ethel to Radar Online. Ethel shares a two-story home with Owens.
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According to the Daily Mail, Karma Lawrence was out shopping with her wife at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s when she spotted the actor behind the register (see above photo). Initially, Lawrence was unsure if it was Owens as she motioned her wife, Yanelle, for confirmation:
“I was just in Trader Joe’s and I said to my wife, I said, ‘Wait a minute, that’s the guy from The Cosby Show’,” Lawrence told the Daily Mail.
While it has been years since Owens was spotted, he still looks the same. Wearing a name tag that said “Geoffrey” and sportin’ a salt n’ pepper colored full beard, he was photographed weighing potatoes with grease stains on his shirt. I’m sure he wasn’t thinking that he wouldn’t be photographed while at work.
Surprised to see him, Lawrence shared that seeing Owens working at an $11 an hour job put her in a somber mood:
“I have never seen him at Trader Joe’s before. I was getting a bunch of groceries and he wasn’t really looking at anybody, but he said, ‘Have a nice day.’ It made me feel really bad. I was like, ‘Wow! All those years of doing the show and you ended up as a cashier,” Lawrence said. “I would have thought after The Cosby Show he would maybe be doing something different. Other fans would be surprised as well.”
Lawrence isn’t the only Cosby fan who has recognized Owens. His mother shared with Radar Online that Owens is often recognized by other customers who remember Owens from their childhood. Seeing Owens brings back memories of his on-screen wife, ‘Sondra Huxtable’ a.k.a. former “Cosby Show” kid, Sabrina Le Beauf. If you missed our prior report, click here to see what she’s doing now that she’s turned 60 years young this year.
It’s good to see that both ‘Elvin’ and ‘Sondra’ are doing well. By the way, in case you’re wondering what happened to their TV twins, ‘Nelson’ and ‘Winnie,’ we’ve found one of them- Nelson. Turns out that brotha is doing big things now in his 30’s. If y’all missed our prior report on what ‘Nelson’ is doing these days, check him out HERE and prepare to amazed…and to realize just how old school we REALLY are.