32 Facts About Benjamin Sisko


Benjamin Lafayette Sisko is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise portrayed by Avery Brooks.


Benjamin Sisko was the main character of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which was originally broadcast between 1993 and 1999.


Benjamin Sisko's birth mother was a human woman named Sarah.


Benjamin Sisko remained unaware of these events until well into his adulthood and long after he had otherwise made contact with the Bajoran Prophets.


Benjamin Sisko met a woman named Jennifer in Babylon, New York, on Gilgo Beach, shortly after graduating from the Academy.


Benjamin Sisko served aboard the USS Okinawa under Captain Leyton, who saw command potential in the young officer; Leyton promoted Benjamin Sisko to Lieutenant Commander and made him his executive officer.


Benjamin Sisko eventually transferred to the USS Saratoga as its first officer.


Benjamin Sisko was promoted to Captain on stardate 48959 during the episode "The Adversary".


Benjamin Sisko is a lead character and the commanding officer of the fictional space station, Deep Space Nine.


In 2369, Benjamin Sisko is assigned to the Bajoran sector to command Deep Space Nine and help Bajor's recovery from the recently concluded Cardassian occupation, shepherding them toward possible membership in the Federation.


Benjamin Sisko continues to harbor deep resentment toward Picard for his role, however unwilling, in the death of his wife.


Indeed, Benjamin Sisko would call Jadzia "old man", the same nickname he had used with Curzon.


Benjamin Sisko met Ezri for the first time while he was still on extended personal leave on Earth and Ezri subsequently assisted the Benjamin Sisko family in their search for a new Bajoran orb.


The wormhole's discovery cements in Opaka's and other Bajorans' minds the notion that Benjamin Sisko is the Emissary of the Prophets, a title and set of responsibilities which initially makes Benjamin Sisko uneasy, forcing him to walk a fine line in avoiding any violation of the Prime Directive.


However, Benjamin Sisko warms up to and eventually embraces his fated role in the Bajoran faith.


When Benjamin Sisko leads the Defiant into the wormhole to intercept a Dominion fleet, the Prophets intervene.


Benjamin Sisko plays a critical role in the intrigue of the Alpha Quadrant.


Benjamin Sisko's actions prove key in the security of Earth and the whole Alpha Quadrant.


Benjamin Sisko subsequently escaped custody with the help of Odo and stopped Leyton's plans.


Benjamin Sisko's exploits continue during the Dominion's invasion of the Alpha Quadrant, eventually working alongside Vice Admiral William Ross to help plan massive actions against the Dominion and their Cardassian and Breen allies.


Benjamin Sisko was enraged when he figured out that Garak was behind the assassination, but later admitted with a note of bitterness that Garak was right, in that two deaths and an uneasy conscience was a very small price to pay in order to save the entire Alpha Quadrant.


Benjamin Sisko fulfills the Prophets' destiny for him in the series finale, "What You Leave Behind", by confronting the Kosst Amojan-possessed Gul Dukat.


Benjamin Sisko was first married to Jennifer Benjamin Sisko, with whom he had a son, Jake.


Benjamin Sisko lost his wife, Jennifer, during the Borg attack, forcing Benjamin Sisko to raise their young son, Jake, as a single parent.


Benjamin Sisko remained a widower and single parent for many years.


Benjamin Sisko loves baseball, a sport that has largely disappeared by the 24th century but is kept alive by a small group of aficionados.


Benjamin Sisko keeps a baseball on the desk in his office, and often picks it up and tosses it around when deep in thought.


Benjamin Sisko's father owns a restaurant in New Orleans, and specialized in Creole cuisine.


Benjamin Sisko can be identified as two other characters in the Star Trek universe:.


Benjamin Sisko writes a story called "Deep Space Nine" that takes place in a universe without prejudice and bigotry.


In 2016, Benjamin Sisko was ranked as the 2nd most important character of Starfleet within the Star Trek science fiction universe by Wired magazine.


Benjamin Sisko was rated as one of the top seven time travelers of the Star Trek franchise by Nerdist in 2019, especially for his time traveling adventures in "Trials and Tribble-ations" and "Past Tense".