Owens was met with a roar of applause from fellow actors as he explained his story.
So somewhere in the middle of the road of my life, I found myself in the dark wood of unemployment and debt, but instead of switching careers like a sane person, I took a job at a local Trader Joe’s to see if I could hang in there with my career.
And it’s actually worked out pretty well.
The Trader Joe’s story led to a wave of support from the industry and a few job offers.
Owens is now set to appear in 10 episodes of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots and will have a guest role on NCIS: New Orleans.
Viewers were delighted to see a hard-working actor finally get his chance to shine.
Seeing a blue collar working actor like Geoffrey Owens at the #SAGAwards is so inspiring! That’s the way to start a… https://t.co/PN1DEl3uJL