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What is The Bear without his beard?

Mandy Patinkin appeared on Live! With Kelly and Michael Thursday sporting a surprisingly clean-shaven face. "I shaved it the minute I finished the last shot [of Season 3]," the Homeland star explained.

"I felt like I was taking off a Mickey Mouse mask. I had it for two years because I couldn't take it off because other things that were going on. I also felt about 20 years younger," he continued.

Guess that TV mustache!

And while Kelly Ripa said that she loved him with facial hair, Patinkin's wife apparently doesn't feel the same. "She was dying for me to shave it. She couldn't wait," he said.

Patinkin also noted the added benefit of shucking off his signature Saul Berenson beard. "I took it off and nobody knows me," the actor said with a laugh. "Oh, this is what real life is like. You go to work, you leave, and you walk home and you just take a rest."