Ernest Owens joins ABC’s new TV show The Wonder Years

Ernest Owens joins ABC’s new TV show The Wonder Years

“Ernest Owens with the actor turned director Robert Townsend best known for being on the 90’s TV show “Parent Hood””
Ernest Owens, a professional athlete, has announced his appearance in ABC’s newest and most popular show, The Wonder Years, 2021. The show is developed by Saladin K. Patterson for ABC and is inspired by the 1988 series of the same name.

Oct 12, 2021 – Ernest Owens, is excited about his appearance in the admired TV show, The Wonder Years, created by Saladin K, for ABC. The show focuses on Elish, EJ Williams as Dean Williams and circles around his life in Montgomery, Alabama. 

After playing basketball in Europe for the Westfalen Mustangs, Ernest Owens pursued acting professionally. He is popularly known for appearing in Love and hip hop Atlanta episode 4 of season 9 and is now set to star in the upcoming episode 4 of the series, The Wonder Years.

While the series premiered as a fall entry in the 2021–22 television season on September 22, 2021, its episode 4 was directed by Robert Townsend, known for the 90’s hit TV show Parenthood. When asked, Robert Townsend said, “When I got hired to direct this episode, I already knew who I wanted to bring him on board.” He further added, “Ernest Owens is an amazing human being and his dedication and hard work sets him apart from everyone else”. Robert Townsend had hired Ernest Owens to play the role of a barber in episode 4 of the new series. 

In an interview on being asked about his role in the series, Ernest Owens said, “I was extremely grateful to be provided with the opportunity and it was a pleasure being directed by Robert Townsend”. He also added, “The idea behind the whole series recreation is exceptional, and I believe the series will be as big a hit as the previous one.”

The first three episodes, The Pilot, The green-eyed Monster, and The Club, are already aired on September 22, September 29, and October 6. The fourth starring Ernest Owens, directed by Robert Townsend, is in the pipeline. 


Ernest Owens is a multi-sport athlete who played quarterback for Oklahoma Baptist University. After majoring in sociology and theatre in college, chose to play professional basketball in Germany for the Westfalen Mustangs. Ernest Owens is also known for starring on VH1 Love and hip hop Atlanta episode 4 of season 9.

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