Geoffrey Owens is set to guest star on the upcoming sixth episode of NCIS: New Orleans. Owens is most known from his role as Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show. He will play Commander Adams, a friend of Dwayne Pride’s (Scott Bakula) whom Pride turns to for both medical and spiritual advice.
Executive producer Christopher Silber said “we’re lucky to have him on the show,” as well as “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.”
This guest role comes right after Owens being cast in a recurring role on OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots. Tyler Perry, the creator of the show, reached out to Owens in the wake of the viral photo of him working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey (he had worked there for a little over a year)- in which Owens received much criticism. Even so, he received much support from not only Perry, but many others as well.
On Good Morning America he shared, “Every job is worthwhile and valuable, and if we have a rethinking about that because of what has happened to me, that would be great.”
The upcoming season of NCIS: New Orleans is set to air in late October. The episode in which Owens guest stars finds Pride still reeling emotionally from his brush with death (as seen in the season four finale). Pride consults Adams about what could be causing his current symptoms and what his next course of action should be.
NCIS: New Orleans premieres its fifth season Tuesday, September 25th on CBS.