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Former 'Cosby' star now working with Tyler Perry after Trader Joe's stint

Geoffrey Owens from Modal Trigger Geoffrey Owens from"The Cosby Show and Dawn Wells from"Gilligan's Island. Getty Images
Adrian Cunningham | 13 September, 2018, 14:12

Nicki Minaj said herself in the last episode of Queen Radio that she was having difficulty getting through to Geoffrey Owens, after pledging to donate $25K as a compassionate gesture. He participated in several televised interviews after the story broke, including one on "Good Morning America" in which he said, "Every job is worthwhile and valuable, and if we have a rethinking about that because of what has happened to me, that would be great".

A representative for Owens told CNN that he has accepted a job offer from Tyler Perry, who tweeted earlier this week that he wanted Owens to appear on his OWN television show, "The Haves and The Have Nots".

Owens will appear in the sixth episode of Season 5, which will air in late-October.

He's reportedly booked a spot on an upcoming "NCIS: New Orleans" episode, reports TMZ.

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But that's not the only gig that Owens' got in the bag.

Actor Geoffrey Owens attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center in this April 10, 2011 file photo in NY. An accomplished actor who seemed like the ideal fit to add to our extended repertory company", said NCIS: "New Orleans Executive Producer Christopher Silber.

The show's exec producer Christopher Silber said of the role: "For Commander Adams, we needed someone with compassion, competence, and heart". "An accomplished actor who seemed like the ideal fit to add to our extended repertory company".

Owens rose to fame as Elvin Tibideaux on "The Cosby Show" from 1985 to 1992. He's also appeared on shows like "Elementary" and "The Affair".