1 hr 4 min

Geoffrey Owens Is The Only Celebrity Who Was Job-Shamed For Working At Trader Joes The Only One In The Room

    • Personal Journals

Picture being an unknown actor in New York City and then a chance encounter between your mother and casting agent results in you being selected for a role on the biggest television show in the history of Nielsen ratings. A move which catapults you from being an anonymous member of a theater group to someone who can no longer go to the grocery store without being mobbed.
When Geoffrey Owens, actor, director, producer, was cast on The Cosby Show at age 24, it seemed to the the world that he would live the rest of his life in the luxurious celebrity style that we all knew and coveted.
But what if one day, after the fame and money ran low, you had to take a day job, one that would help pay the bills and allow you to continue to pursue the craft you really loved: Theater. Would you bag groceries at Trader Joes, and risk being job shamed? Or would you let debt pile up and let go of the theater life you loved so much, wishing you could go back to being anonymous again?
Finding Geoffrey Owens:
Instagram: @iamgeoffreyowens
If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview.
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!
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Picture being an unknown actor in New York City and then a chance encounter between your mother and casting agent results in you being selected for a role on the biggest television show in the history of Nielsen ratings. A move which catapults you from being an anonymous member of a theater group to someone who can no longer go to the grocery store without being mobbed.
When Geoffrey Owens, actor, director, producer, was cast on The Cosby Show at age 24, it seemed to the the world that he would live the rest of his life in the luxurious celebrity style that we all knew and coveted.
But what if one day, after the fame and money ran low, you had to take a day job, one that would help pay the bills and allow you to continue to pursue the craft you really loved: Theater. Would you bag groceries at Trader Joes, and risk being job shamed? Or would you let debt pile up and let go of the theater life you loved so much, wishing you could go back to being anonymous again?
Finding Geoffrey Owens:
Instagram: @iamgeoffreyowens
If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview.
*If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hr 4 min