HOLLYWOOD — Morgan Freeman is no slouch when it comes to acting.
From an Academy Award for best supporting actor in "Million Dollar Baby" to a lifetime achievement award from AFI, it's clear that he knows his craft.
But I'm guessing that unless you are a super fan, you don't remember the awards and accolades Freeman has received. I'm guessing the thing you know best about him is his voice.
It is rare to find that person who can't identify Freeman's voice when they hear it. At this point in his career, sometimes that's all you get of him as he has become a sought-after narrator of commercials and documentary films, alike.
But his career didn't just pop out of nowhere. He, like almost every other actor worth watching, had to start somewhere — and that somewhere didn't exactly use his voice to its highest potential.
In the 1970s, Freeman had a stint on a children's TV show called "The Electric Company." Made by the same studio as "Sesame Street," "The Electric Company" was also an educational program, but it was created for a slightly older age group. It included sketches, cartoons, songs and skits.
This video stars Freeman as a ... vegetarian vampire. And guess what? He has a little song to sing about it.
True, Freeman isn't the worst singer, but he's certainly not anything to write home about. It's very clear why his speaking voice has become famous and not his singing voice.
It is awfully nice that this video has reappeared in modest popularity now, just in time to celebrate the Halloween season by eating more vegetables. (Am I doing Halloween right?)