Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens has landed a guest-starring role on an upcoming episode of NCIS: New Orleans after a photo of the actor working at a Trader Joe's went viral.
Owens is set to appear on the sixth episode of NCIS: New Orleans' upcoming fifth season which kicks off on Sept. 25.
"For Commander Adams, we needed someone with compassion, competence and heart. That's Geoffrey in a nutshell -- an accomplished actor who seemed like the perfect fit to add to our extended repertory company," NCIS: New Orleans executive producer Christopher Silber said in a statement. "We're lucky to have him on the show."
Owens, who portrayed Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show, made headlines after he was photographed working at a Trader Joe's grocery store in New Jersey. The photo gained national attention with many on social media showing support for Owens as he worked at the store in-between acting roles.
"There's no job better than another...every job is worthwhile..." Owens said previously on Good Morning America about working at Trader Joe's despite being an actor.
FULL INTERVIEW: @GMA EXCLUSIVE -- "There's no job better than another...every job is worthwhile..." Actor Geoffrey Owens speaks out, responding to job shaming and backlash after a photo of him working at a grocery store was posted online: https://t.co/0wZJnpowI9 pic.twitter.com/aNiG5fV2yf— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 4, 2018