The actor who played Elvin in The Cosby Show is now working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s, photos reveal.
A shopper spotted Geoffrey Owens, 57, behind a till at the store in Clifton, New Jersey, where staff earn around $11 an hour.
Wearing an ID badge bearing his name, the former star wore a Trader Joe’s t-shirt with stain marks on the front as he weighed a bag of potatoes.
Karma Lawrence, 50, was grocery shopping with her partner, security manager Yanelle, 40, when she saw Owens at around 7.30pm on Saturday and snapped some photos.
The medical secretary, from Clifton, said: ‘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.”
‘She looked at him and said, “It looks like him. He’s a little heavier.”
‘I pulled up a site on the internet to look at a picture of him and said, “That is him.”
‘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.”
Owens played Elvin Tibideaux, the husband of Sondra Huxtable, on the final five seasons of NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, between 1985 and 1992.
The show’s main character, Cliff Huxtable, was played by disgraced actor Bill Cosby, who is a convicted sex offender after being accused of abuse by over 60 women.
Owens went on to appear in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and That’s So Raven and most recently starred in an episode of Lucifer in 2017.
Lawrence added: ‘I used to watch The Cosby Show all the time; it was my favorite show. It was definitely him.
‘I would have thought after The Cosby Show he would maybe be doing something different.
‘It was a shock to see him working there and looking the way he did.
‘It made me feel really bad. I was like, “Wow, all those years of doing the show and you ended up as a cashier.”
‘Other fans would be surprised for sure as well.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail