Extra so than ever, Geoffrey Owens is an actor.

“So someplace in the course of the street in my life, I discovered myself in the dead of night border of unemployment and dying however as an alternative of switching careers like a sane individual, I took a job on the native Dealer Joe’s to see if I can cling in there with my profession,” he stated through the SAG Awards‘ opening montage, which options Hollywood’s heavy-hitters reminiscing and reminding the digicam that “I’m an actor.”

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“It’s really labored fairly effectively,” he added.

“The Invoice Cosby Present” star’s fame took on new life when a photograph of him working at New Jersey location of the grocery retailer went viral in September.

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After quite a few interviews on daytime discuss exhibits explaining his choice to take a job on the not-so-glam gig, Owens stated he “didn’t promote,” however wasn’t ashamed of it.

Following an outpouring of assist, the actor was provided a job by director and producer Tyler Perry on his OWN present “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

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“It’s definitely very beneficiant of him even to sort of put that on the market. It’s definitely very encouraging,” he stated after being informed the information by “Good Morning America.”

He was additionally given $25,000 from Nicki Minaj, which he donated to charity.

Mike Meyers and Yara Shahidi additionally appeared within the opener.

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