Geoffrey Owens Joins Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ in Recurring Role

Geoffrey Owens, Tyler Perry (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images; Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

In the span of two weeks, actor Geoffrey Owens has gone from being publicly shamed for working a day job between acting gigs to landing a recurring part on a Tyler Perry drama.

Owens has accepted Perry’s offer of a role on the OWN series The Haves and the Have Nots. He’ll recur on the show’s sixth season, appearing in 10 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The show is about to resume filming in Atlanta.

Perry was one of a number of Hollywood heavyweights who offered support for Owens after the former Cosby Show regular was photographed working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey. The photos and story went viral after appearing in the Daily Mail and on the Fox News website.

“I’m about to start shooting OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!!” Perry tweeted Monday, using Owens’ name as a hashtag. “I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.”

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Rick Porter