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Geoffrey Owens Persevered As An Actor, Even Years After 'The Cosby Show' — Now, His Son Is Doing The Same In The Industry

When you think of “The Cosby Show,” one of its promising actors who comes to mind is Geoffrey Owens. Playing the character of Elvin Tibideaux marked his television debut. The actor made recurring appearances from season two up until its end in season eight in 1992. The Brooklyn native’s path into acting started when he became involved in theater while attending the High School of Performing Arts. Following his gig on “The Cosby Show,” Owens went on to feature in numerous films and shows such as “Law & Order,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Blue Bloods.” But within his successful career, what was once an opportunity of a lifetime became a turn in his journey. Once the Bill Cosby scandal hit the media, TV Land was one of the multiple networks to pull reruns of “The Cosby Show” from its schedule. The dent in the actor’s income from the loss of TV royalties pushed him to find a consistent job at the time, so he decided to work at Trader Joe’s. While working in his new...

Aug 4, 2022