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Geoffrey Owens of 'Cosby Show' Is 59 Now and Looks Good with His Salt and Pepper Hair

Kagweni Micheni
Jun 15, 2020
03:30 P.M.

Geoffrey Owens of "Cosby Show' is looking great at 59 after showing off his salt and pepper hair while visiting Yale University.


Geoffrey Owens, star of "The Cosby Show," is aging very well after showing off his salt and pepper hair while visiting the Elizabethan Club at the prestigious Yale University.

The 59-year-old shared the handsome photo of himself sitting under a painting of William Shakespear while wearing a sweatshirt with the University's emblem on it.


Owens, best known for his work as Elvin Tibideaux on "The Cosby Show," found renewed fame after a customer took a photo of the actor working at a Trader Joe's store in Clifton New Jersey.

At the time, Geoffrey admitted to PEOPLE that he was worried that his son,19, would be embarrassed about the photo and even sent him a text to warn him. He said,

"Even before the wave of support rolled in within an hour he sent me a beautiful text back about how proud he was of me. I broke down. he felt the opposite of embarrassment."


After the release of the photo, Nicki Minaj offered to donate $25,000 to Owens, who was working at the store in between acting gigs to support his family.

After thanking the rapper, Geoffrey decided to donate the money to the Actors Fund, an organization that provides financial support to entertainers.

He thought that his job at Trader Joe's was a "noble, worthwhile, meaningful job."


To the actor's surprise, he received an outpouring of support from people all over the world and even managed to land a few roles, including one on NCIS.

Owens said that he thought that his job at Trader Joe's was a "noble, worthwhile, meaningful job" and that the experience was relatable to many actors. He said,

"Terry Crews mentioned that after he was in the NFL, he was sweeping floors at some point and even I, the poster child of this situation at the moment, was amazed."


Speaking to the New York Times, he advised other struggling actors telling to hang in there and to do whatever they needed to do to keep in touch with their art.

In another interview with TODAY, Geoffrey also said that the whole experience had been favorable to him, particularly as it reintroduced him to the entertainment community.

Geoffrey Owens, star of The Cosby Show| Photo: GettyImages

Geoffrey Owens, star of The Cosby Show| Photo: GettyImages

Owens appeared on "The Cosby Show" from 1985 to 1992, where he played the son-in-law of Cliff and Clair Huxtable.

He has since been in several shows, including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," and "Built to Last."

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