Geoffrey Owens - Updated Jun 2024

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Geoffrey Owens

Geoffrey Owens is a popular American TV actor. Geoffrey Owens is best known for his role as Elvin Tibideaux on NBC’s “The Cosby Show” from 1985 to 1992.

Early Life and Childhood

Geoffrey Owens was born on March 18, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York, America. He is currently 62 years old. Likewise, he is American by nationality and belongs to Christianity. Similarly, his birth sign is Pisces.

Talking about his family, Geoffrey was born to his father Major Owens, and his mother Ethel Owens. Ethel was a music and literature teacher whereas Major was a librarian and later served in NY State Senate from 1993 to 2007. Similarly, he also has two brothers named Chris Owens and Millard Owens.


Moving towards his educational details, Geoffrey studied at the High School of Performing Arts and completed his primary education. Later, he joined Yale University for his higher education and graduated from there.

Professional Life and Career

Gеоffrеу Оwеnѕ had already been interested in the acting field since his school days. He uѕеd tо take раrt in hіѕ ѕсhооl’ѕ рrоduсtіоnѕ аnd thеаtеr wоrkѕ.

Geoffrey officially began his professional саrееr by working with NВС nеtwоrkѕ. Не starred оn thе ѕhоw “Тhе Соѕbу Ѕhоw” in 1985. Initially, he got a temporary role in the show. Later, with his excellent acting skills and growing popularity, Geoffrey became a regular character in the show.

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Caption: Geoffrey and The Cosby Show team (source:

Geoffrey Owens gained immense fame and popularity because of his best work on the show. The Cosby Show ended in 1992. After that, he appeared in several TV series and movies. His popular TV series include “Built to Last” (8 episodes/1997), “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2 episodes/2007-2011), “Medium” (2 episodes/2008), “Lucifer” (2017), and many more. His recent TV series is “Bless This Mess” in which he appeared in 3 episodes.

Along with this, Geoffrey has also appeared in several movies. Some of them are “The Paper” (1994), “The Cross” (2001), “Play The Game” (2009), “Romeo and Juliet” (2014), “Impossible Monsters” (2019), “Fizzle” (2020), and many more.

Apart from his acting career, Gеоffrеу also teaches acting and Shakespeare at Columbia University and Pace University. Similarly, he is also the director of The Brooklyn Shakespeare Company.

Net Worth and Achievements 2024

The net worth of the talented actor is estimated to be around $500,000 US dollars. He has earned this decent amount of money through his successful acting career. Likewise, Geoffrey has been a part of the industry since 1985, making it possible to gain this huge amount.

Geoffrey Owens has received a few awards for his talent. In 1989, Geoffrey won the Young Artist Award under the category “Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series to Special”. This was his first award as an actor. Similarly, he won the TV Land Awards under the category “Impact Award” for The Cosby Show.

In addition, in 2020, Geoffrey won the Independent Short Awards in January Awards under the category “Best Ensemble” for his movie “Fizzle”. Recently, in 2020, he won the NYC Chain Film Festival Award during the Chain NYC Film Festival under the category “Best Ensemble”.

Relationship Status

Geoffrey Owens is married to Josette Owens. Josette is an American former actress and model. The couple got married in 1995 and have been together since then. Likewise, Geoffrey and Josette became parents of their first child; a boy named Jordyn Owens in 2000. He often posts pictures of his son and his fitness work on social media. However, there are no details of his past relationships.

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Caption: Geoffrey Owens with his wife (source:

Geoffrey Owens – Body Measurements

Geoffrey Owens has maintained a proper and fit body being an actor. Talking about his physical statistics, Geoffrey is 5 feet 7 inches (1.72m) tall and weighs around 64 kg (141 lbs.). Similarly, his actual body measurement is not available. In addition, Geoffrey has both black eyes and black hair.

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Caption: (source: Instagram )

Geoffrey Owens – Social Media

When it comes to his social media sites, Geoffrey only uses Instagram and Twitter, he has over 9k followers on Instagram and 832 followers on Twitter. To date, Geoffrey has 59 posts that include beautiful pictures related to his lifestyle.