According to reports, Geoffrey Owens accepted an offer to star in the Tyler Perry drama series on Oprah Winfrey OWN's cable network.
Perry stepped in to offer a concert to the actor The Cosby Show after he talked about being photographed and embarrassed for working at Trader Joe's last week.
The sources revealed a TMZ on Friday that Owens, 57, accepted the deal and is signing a 10-episode episode in Perry's The Haves And The Not Nots.
The website reports that Owens will be flying to Atlanta, where the program will be showcased next week. The program is currently in its sixth season.
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Agreement made: Geoffrey Owens accepted an offer to star in Tyler Perry's drama, The Haves And The Have Nots, after the actor was embarrassed for working on Trader Joe's
Perry is the creator and director of The Haves and the Haves Nots, which is based on his own game of 2011.
The telenovela, which premiered in 2013, follows two powerful wealthy families and a poor family as their lives intertwine in Savannah, Georgia.
Owens had appeared on Good Morning America proudly wearing the Trader Joe label on Tuesday morning when he spoke of feeling "embarrassed" about working in the supermarket chain last week.
Shortly after the interview Perry invited Owens to join his hit drama while tweeting Tuesday morning: #GeoffreyOwens I'm about to start filming the OWN number one drama next week! Come and join us!
"I have so much respect for people who entertain themselves between concerts, the measure of a true artist."
Owens had revealed that he quit his job at the supermarket because of unwanted attention.
Offer: Perry is the creator and director of The Haves and the Haves Nots and offered Owens a role in his program via Twitter after his story made headlines.
Join the cast: It was reported on Friday that Owens will fly to Atlanta next week where the show goes off. He is currently in his sixth season
During his appearance at the GMA, Owens also seemed to indicate that he would reject offers such as Perry's, noting that he would not feel comfortable accepting an acting concert because of the recent attention.
"This may sound strange, but I would not feel comfortable getting acting jobs from this event," he said.
& # 39; I would not mind getting auditions. But I would not feel comfortable, someone would give me a job, because this happened. I want to get a job because I'm the right person for the job. "
Owens said he never intended to advertise his work at the store and was shocked when the photographs appeared.
The actor revealed that he had been working at the store in New Jersey for 15 months & # 39; no need & # 39; between short-term acting concerts and teaching.
Perry offered Owens a job on his show after the former Cosby Show star appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday
Owens appeared on the show after he was photographed last week at a grocery store in a Trader Joe's in New Jersey.
Owens proudly wore his label with the name of Trader Joe and a hat of Yale, his alma mater, on Tuesday when he spoke of feeling ashamed for working in the supermarket chain last week.
Owens said he never intended to advertise his work at the store and was stunned when the pictures appeared last week.
"When I saw the images for the first time … I was really devastated," Owens said, explaining that he has not had a screen job that lasted more than 10 weeks in the 26 years since The Cosby Show, wrapped in 1992.
"I came to a point where I had been teaching acting and direction for more than 30 years, but it just did not quite fit in. You have to do what you have to do.
"I wanted a job that could have some flexibility and try to stay in the acting business."
"I did not publicize it, not because I was ashamed of it, but because I did not want the community of actors to think that I was not pursuing the performance," he said.
When the pictures of him in the store swept social networks last week, Owens said he was baffled by the sudden interest.
"It was really overwhelming, it came from nowhere, I feel like I'm more of a celebrity than ever, now I'm more of a celebrity than when I was actually a celebrity!" He joked.
The 57-year-old man revealed that he had been working in the store in New Jersey for 15 months "unnecessarily" between short-term acting concerts and teaching
Owens said he hoped his story would trigger a change in attitudes about work and how to get ahead.
Owens is photographed in a head shot from The Cosby Show. It appeared in the successful program from 1985 to 1992, when it was wrapped
"This matter from me as Cosby who was embarrassed to work at Trader Joe's, that's going to happen," he said.
"I hope that what does not happen is this idea in which people are now thinking, what it means to work."
& # 39; The honor of the worker and the dignity of work. [There’s a] re-evaluation [of the idea] that some jobs are better than others. It's not true. & # 39;
& # 39; There is no better job than another. You can pay better, you can have better benefits, you can look better on paper. But it's not better Every job is worth it. "
Owens went on to say that he did not want anyone's compassion.
"No one should feel sorry for me," he said.
"I've had a great life, a great career, I've had a career that most actors would die in. I'm fine," he added with pride.
Since The Cosby Show wrapped, Owens (shown above, top right, with the dishonored star Bill Cosby and the rest of the cast of the show in a fourth series of promotional images) has not had an acting job that lasted more than 10 weeks
A lot of artists, including Terry Crews and Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block, have tweeted their support for Owens since the images were published.