'Cosby Show' Star Geoffrey Owens' Only Son Jordyn Is Now 21 and Bears Strong Resemblance to Dad
Geoffrey Owens, the actor, known for his role as ‘Elvin Tibideaux’ in the NBC Sitcom classic “The Cosby Show,” is the proud father of a 21-year-old son, Jordyn Owens.
Jordyn Owens recently turned 21, and his mother, Josette Owens, took to her Instagram to upload a photo of the celebrant enjoying his birthday cake.
She captioned the post with the simple celebratory words with the addition of the purple and red heart emojis. The 21-year-old is the only child of the veteran actor and his wife.
[Geoffrey Owens] also received the sum of $25,000 from Nicki Minaj. He, however, donated the money to the Actor's Fund in memory of the late Earle Hyman.
It wasn't long ago that the Owens made headlines following a viral photo of their patriarch working at a grocery store.
A customer had taken a picture of Geoffrey working at Trader Joe's in New Jersey. It resulted in a series of unflattering remarks and articles job-shaming the former “Cosby Show” star.
According to BET, Jordyn, who was only 19 at the time, was very compassionate about his father's plight even though he had no idea he worked at a supermarket.
In a chat with People, the actor shared that he was with his wife when he saw the publications, and his first thought was to warn his son, who was in school at the time.
Owens admitted to the outlet that he was afraid that his son would be “embarrassed and humiliated” about his dad working at a neighborhood store.
However, unlike his dad's expectations, Jordyn sent a text expressing how proud he was of the father of one earning an honest living.
While it was the love and support from his wife and their child that moved the actor to tears, he was equally surprised with encouragement from people all over the world, including the Hollywood elite.
Tyler Perry reportedly in response to the public outrage, offered Geoffrey a role in his crime drama series, “The Haves and the Have Nots.”
Speaking to Today, The Yale University alum revealed that scriptwriter and actress Justine Bateman sent him a book she recently wrote, “Fame,” and they have since the incident become good friends.
He also shared that to show his support, Terry Crews tweeted his similar experience. Terry mentioned that after he left the NFL, he was sweeping floors. Owens admitted that he was shocked by the revelation even though it seemed like a shared experience.
The 59-year-old, according to USA Today, also received the sum of $25,000 from Nicki Minaj. He, however, donated the money to the Actor's Fund in memory of the late Earle Hyman, who he appeared alongside in “The Cosby Show.”
Earle, who played Cosby's father, ‘Russell,’ lived in the assisted-living facility, The Actors Fund Home, till his death. The “Built to Last” actor has in the months since the incident occurred, quit the grocery store, and maintained a busy acting schedule.
The New York Times reports that he starred in Tyler Perry's drama, “The Haves and the Have Nots,” airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and the CBS crime series “NCIS: New Orleans.”