Geoffrey Owens lands second job at NCIS: New Orleans

Geoffrey Owens may not have received a penny from Nicki Minaj's $ 25,000 pledge, but he still has many concerts in Hollywood

Geoffrey Owens may not have received a penny from Nicki Minaj's promised $ 25,000 check, but he still has many concerts in Hollywood.

Owens, 57, was offered a guest star role in NCIS: New Orleans, just two weeks after the photos of him working on Trader Joe's were published.

The former Cosby star, who took the job of Trader Joe's after the program was taken out of syndication, has also booked a 10-episode season in The Haves And the Have Nots.

Owens will play a character named Commander Adams in the sixth episode of NCIS: New Orleans, which will air at the end of October.

Geoffrey Owens may not have received a penny from Nicki Minaj's $ 25,000 pledge, but he still has many concerts in Hollywood

Owens was photographed working at Trader Joe's two weeks ago

Owens was photographed working at Trader Joe's two weeks ago

Geoffrey Owens may not have received a penny from Nicki Minaj's $ 25,000 pledge check, but he still has many concerts in Hollywood after being photographed working at Trader Joe & # 39; s

A 57-year-old Owens was offered a guest star role in NCIS: New Orleans, executive producer Christopher Silber eagerly revealed on Twitter.

A 57-year-old Owens was offered a guest star role in NCIS: New Orleans, executive producer Christopher Silber eagerly revealed on Twitter.

A 57-year-old Owens was offered a guest star role in NCIS: New Orleans, executive producer Christopher Silber eagerly revealed on Twitter.

The former Cosby star has also booked a 10 episode season in the success of Tyler Perry, OWN drama The Haves And the Have Nots

The former Cosby star has also booked a 10 episode season in the success of Tyler Perry, OWN drama The Haves And the Have Nots

The former Cosby star has also booked a 10 episode season in the success of Tyler Perry, OWN drama The Haves And the Have Nots

Commander Adams will be an old friend of the character Pride, played by series leader Scott Bakula, who will contact him to ask for "medical and spiritual advice," according to Deadline.

Pride, who nearly died in last season's final, will speak with Commander Adams about what might be causing his current symptoms and what his next course of action should be.

NCIS: New Orleans executive producer Christopher Silber said the show wanted someone with "compassion, competence and heart" to play commander Adams.

Sources told TMZ that Minaj and her team have not even contacted Owens after committing to donate $ 25,000.

"That's Geoffrey in a few words," he told the site. & # 39; A consummate actor that seemed to be the perfect complement to add to our extended repertoire company & # 39;

"We're lucky to have him in the program."

Silber also tweeted the news that Owens would appear on the show and wrote: "Very excited to join our family! Class act! & # 39;

Last week, director Tyler Perry offered Owens a role in his hit drama OWN The Haves And the Have Nots.

& # 39; #GeoffreyOwens I'm about to start shooting the OWN number one drama next week! Come and join us! & # 39; Perry wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

"I have so much respect for people who entertain themselves between concerts, the measure of a true artist."

Perry is the creator and director of the show, 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.

Perry's offer came shortly after Owens talked about his work at Trader Joe's, revealing that he was not ashamed to work hard.

His story led Minaj to claim that he was going to send Owens a $ 25,000 check to help him through difficult times.

"They took a picture of Geoffrey Owens and put this damn man in the mother on the Internet while he was fucking a bag of groceries to feed his muthaf *** family," Minaj said on her Queen Radio show last week.

"I personally want to donate, on behalf of Queen Radio, $ 25,000 to Geoffrey Owens today."

But the sources tell TMZ that Minaj and her team have not yet contacted Owens.

Owens revealed earlier this week that he took the job of Trader Joe after The Cosby Show was taken out of syndication when dozens of women accused Bill Cosby of rape.

Owens revealed earlier this week that he took the job of Trader Joe after The Cosby Show was taken out of syndication when dozens of women accused Bill Cosby of rape.

Owens revealed earlier this week that he took the job of Trader Joe after The Cosby Show was taken out of syndication when dozens of women accused Bill Cosby of rape.

On Monday, Minaj said she was having difficulty getting in touch with Owens and her representatives, but sources say her team did not hear a word from her despite being easy to contact.

The actor has made it clear that he is not looking for compassion or charity, whether acting roles or bank checks, and sources said he is likely to have donated Minaj's contribution to his favorite charities.

Owens revealed earlier this week that he took the job of Trader Joe after The Cosby Show was taken out of syndication when dozens of women accused Bill Cosby of rape.

Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple alumna Andrea Constand in 2004. She is expected to be sentenced later this month.

Owens attends the IX Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center on April 10, 2011 in New York City

Owens attends the IX Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center on April 10, 2011 in New York City

Owens attends the IX Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center on April 10, 2011 in New York City

With the reruns of the show that are no longer in the air, the royalty controls for the former co-stars of the comedian sold out suddenly.

"Yes, it affected me financially," Owens told People. "At the time the program was withdrawn, that made a difference in our income."

"That was one of the elements that led me to get to the place where I said to myself," I have to do something "and I was thinking:" What can I do? & & # 39; & # 39;

"The answer ended up being Trader Joe's, which is really a wonderful situation for me in many ways, but I got to the point, I just had to do something to keep my life and my family's."

Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux in the 1985-1992 show, said he was "hurt" by reports of his work at Trader Joe's, as well as the unflattering photo he used to pack his purchases.

& # 39; The words they used to describe me were so degrading. It hurt, "he said.

Owens, who had to give up Trader Joe's work due to overwhelming media coverage, said he never expected to be ready for life after The Cosby Show.

With the reruns of the show that are no longer in the air, the royalty controls for the former co-stars of the comedian sold out suddenly. Owens appears in a fourth promotional image of the series

With the reruns of the show that are no longer in the air, the royalty controls for the former co-stars of the comedian sold out suddenly. Owens appears in a fourth promotional image of the series

With the reruns of the show that are no longer in the air, the royalty controls for the former co-stars of the comedian sold out suddenly. Owens appears in a fourth promotional image of the series

"I always hoped that one way or another I would work and earn my living," he said.

"Whether it was teaching, directing, acting, little work here and little work there, then I would fix everything."

"I did not expect to work in a place like Trader Joe's, as great as that place." He did not foresee leaving the business for work, but I thought that, within the business, he would fix a modest life, at least enough to get ahead ".

But Owens said that acting is still his "calling", and that he will do everything possible to follow his passion.

& # 39; I'll keep looking for it. I will persevere, "he said.

"And even if that means, eventually, when all this fuss dies, I might need to take another job out of business. I'm still willing to do that."

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