Geoffrey Owens, the actor who played Elvin on The Cosby Show, is now a “starving actor” working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s!
The website Radar Online did a long term investigation and learned that Geoffrey was working at the register of Trader Joes’s scanning groceries in Clifton, N.J., for around $11 an hour
The website claims that Geoffrey is now a ‘starving’ artist and published a pic of him at work.
“He looked bloated and unhappy,” noted shopper Karma Lawrence, 50, a medical secretary.
Despite his grim mood, Owens politely wished Lawrence “a good day” after ringing up her items, she said.
Still, she was shocked to see him.
But Geoffrey seems to be enjoying himself, and making an honest living. He likely works only part time as a scanner, in between acting gigs.
In 2017, Owens portrayed an Assistant Dean on the FOX drama series Lucifer, in an episode entitled "Deceptive Little Parasite". Before that in 2015, Owens portrayed an Obstetrician on the NBC drama series The Slap, in an episode entitled "Ritchie".
He has appeared as himself on the FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In the season 3 episode “The Gang Gets Invincible” he appears at the Philadelphia Eagles’ public tryouts as an actor pretending to be Donovan McNabb doing a plug for McDonald’s but the gang recognize him as “that guy from The Cosby Show” who played “Sondra’s husband ... Alvin [sic]“. In the season 7 episode “Frank’s Pretty Woman” he plays the same character, this time pretending to be Tiger Woods. Dee, however, recognizes him and calls him out as the guy who pretended to be Donavan McNabb at the Eagles’ tryouts. He then admits he is not Tiger Woods but then claims to be actor Don Cheadle.