DAWSON'S CREEK star James Van Der Beek loves showing off his vocal talents and insists his membership of his university's a cappella choir is not geeky.
The actor, who played Dawson Leery in the hit teen sitcom for more than five years, enjoyed the musical past-time - which sees singers perform unaccompanied - in the mid 1990s.
While studying at Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey, Van der Beek performed in all-male a capella group 36 Madison Avenue - and insists his choir drew in larger audiences than his friends' 'cool' rock band.
He says, " I had some friends who played in actual bands, and 10 people would show up for their gigs.
"Meanwhile, we were singing for hundreds of fans."