"The Cosby Show" Star Geoffrey Owens Spotted Working At Trader Joe's

"The Cosby Show" Star Geoffrey Owens Spotted Working At Trader Joe's

Over the weekend, a big deal was made about an actor having a job bagging groceries at a supermarket.

According to a photo from a shopper who was present at the Trader Joe's in New Jersey, actor Geoffrey Owens-known for his role as Elvin on "The Cosby Show" was spotted working as a cashier in the popular grocery store.

"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, '" said 50-year-old Karma Lawrence. A Fox News story in particular has been singled out for online ire.

Owens, 57, graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1983 and regularly teaches Shakespeare in the NY and New Jersey area.

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He had two humorous appearances on the still-running "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and appeared on a recent episode of "Lucifer".

Some also took note of the contrast between Owens' situation and that of the star of the show that made him a celebrity, Bill Cosby, who faces sentencing later this month on felony convictions stemming from a sexual assault.

However, an online outpouring by actors, media people, and many fans many who have worked day jobs in between creative gigs has risen up to defend him.

Here's a 2016 news story about his experience acting and teaching.

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