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Old August 24 2013, 06:51 PM   #105
Gil T.Azell
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

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None of the actors who played Sisko ever had a goatee.

It was a van dyke.
What's the difference?
Well, technically all beards that incorporate a mustache-and-beard combo and surround only the mouth while the cheeks remain clean-shaven are actually 'van dykes'. Traditionally, a 'goatee beard' is actually only a beard on the chin, without any sort of mustache at all (hence it being a bit like those tufts of hair on the chin of a goat). Somewhere along the line people started mistakenly refering to van dykes as goatees though, so that's where the confusion stems from.
Thanks, I'll just call my "Van Dyke" a Gasket.
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