Former Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens, who played Elvin Tibideaux, ‘looked bloated and unhappy’ when spotted working as a Trader Joe’s Cashier ln New Jersey, according to a woman who photographed the actor.
According to a RadarOnline report, Owens is now a “starving actor” scanning groceries in Clifton, N.J., for around $11 an hour.
“He looked bloated and unhappy,” noted shopper Karma Lawrence, 50, a medical secretary, who was shocked to see him.
Owens politely wished her “a good day” after ringing up her items, she said.
“It made me feel really bad. I was like, ‘Wow! All those years of doing the show and you ended up as a cashier,’” Lawrence said.
Owens played the oldest daughter Sondra Huxtable’s boyfriend-then-husband on the NBC show from 1985 to 1992. But after the series ended, Hollywood forgot all about him, according to his mother, Ethel, who shares a two-story home with Owens in Montclair.