Tyler Perry praises Geoffrey Owens work on his TV show. I love this story. We all know that actor Geoffrey Owens from the Cosby show was working at Trader Joe’s (where I love to shop by there by the way) when his picture was taken and splashed across social media. Tyler Perry was one of the first people to respond offering Geoffrey a job. He is taping 11 episodes on the Have and the Have Not’s and Tyler had some impressive comment about Geoffrey on this journey.