Geoffrey Owens Lands Guest Role in NCIS: New Orleans Season 5

September 13, 2018 Updated: September 13, 2018

Former “The Cosby Show” actor Geoffrey Owens just landed another new acting gig, after he recently accepted a job offer for the OWN series “The Haves and the Have Nots” from director Tyler Perry.

Owens is going to star on “NCIS: New Orleans” as Commander Adams, a long-time friend of Special Agent Pride, played by Scott Bakula, who reaches out to him for much-needed advice during an emotionally rough period of time, reported Entertainment Weekly.

9th Annual TV Land Awards - Arrivals
Actor Geoffrey Owens attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center in New York City on April 10, 2011. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

“The Cosby Show” actor will turn up in the sixth episode of season 5 that will air in late October.

“For Commander Adams, we needed someone with compassion, competence, and heart. That’s Geoffrey in a nutshell,” said executive producer Christopher Silber to EW. “An accomplished actor who seemed like the perfect fit to add to our extended repertory company. We’re lucky to have him on the show.”

Geoffrey Owens, who is best known for playing Elvin Tibideaux on “The Cosby Show,” had been working in Trader Joe’s for 15 months to make a living, before being outed by media such as Daily Mail and Fox News. He later had to quit the job because of too much attention.