Josh Pais

Josh Pais

  • Highest Rated: 94% The Station Agent (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% I Saw the Light (2016)
  • Birthday: Jun 21, 1964
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A genial performer with a broad array of role types and genres on his resumé, Josh Pais grew up in a Manhattan-area East Village tenement with a single mother, and headed to Hollywood in his early twenties with the dream of making it as an actor. In seemingly no time, Pais realized this goal, first with a series of guest appearances on such series as Murphy Brown, The Cosby Show, and Law & Order (in a recurring part as Assistant Medical Examiner Borak), then with big-screen assignments. He landed the first of these when tapped to play "ninja turtle" Raphael in the action comedy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990); the role almost completely obscured Pais' countenance (he appeared in a suit designed by Jim Henson and co.), but a secondary part in the same film (as a taxi passenger) partially redeemed this drawback. After additional acting assignments in features including Music of the Heart (1999) and Scream 3 (2000), Pais branched out into writing and directing with the self-reflexive autobiographical documentary 7th Street (2002) and the instructional video The Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss (2003). He then took on acting roles in such features as The Station Agent (2003), Little Manhattan (2005), Year of the Dog (2007), and Teeth (2007).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

62% Motherless Brooklyn Actor 2019
68% Joker Hoyt Vaughn 2019
83% The Family Fang Freeman $15.8K 2016
18% I Saw the Light Dore Schary $1.7M 2016
45% 5 Flights Up Jackson 2015
22% That Awkward Moment Fred $23.3M 2014
38% Touchy Feely Paul $36.5K 2013
25% Syrup Davidson $656 2013
64% Price Check Doug Cain $5.2K 2012
No Score Yet The Normals Actor 2012
88% Arbitrage John Aimes $8M 2012
57% Detachment Meredith's Father $49.4K 2012
61% Leaves of Grass Ken Feinman $68.5K 2010
19% Gentlemen Broncos Tod Keefe 2009
88% Adventureland Mr. Lewin $16M 2009
19% Reunion Saul 2009
68% Synecdoche, New York Dr. Eisenberg $3.1M 2008
63% Wherever You Are (Lifelines) Ira Bernstein 2008
50% Assassination of a High School President Padre Newell 2008
No Score Yet Neal Cassady Calbert Holt 2007
No Score Yet Watching the Detectives Andy 2007
69% Year of the Dog Robin $1.5M 2007
80% Teeth Dr. Godfrey $0.2M 2007
85% Unconscious Actor 2006
62% Find Me Guilty Bellman $0.7M 2006
No Score Yet Confess Allen 2005
77% Little Manhattan Ronny $0.4M 2005
94% The Station Agent Carl 2003
29% It Runs in the Family Barney $7.4M 2003
72% Phone Booth Mario $46.6M 2003
80% 7th Street Screenwriter Producer Actor Director 2003
No Score Yet Porn 'n Chicken (Chicken Club) Prof. Hoffman 2002
74% A Beautiful Mind Princeton Professor 2001
59% Scotland, Pa. Douglas McKenna $0.3M 2001
39% Scream 3 Wallace 2000
74% Swimming Neil Wheeler 2000
63% Music of the Heart Dennis Rausch 1999
61% A Civil Action Law Clerk 1998
57% Safe Men Mitchell 1998
38% I'm Not Rappaport Rodney 1996
40% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Raphael/Man In Cab 1990
64% Jacknife Rick 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

98% High Maintenance
2016
  • 2018
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Hank Abraham Robert Sorenson
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2000
  • 1999
61% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
2015-2016
Ira Feinbaum
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Howard
  • 2014
72% Ray Donovan
2013
Stu Feldman
  • 2014
  • 2013
92% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Leo
  • 2012
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • 2012
50% NYC 22
2012
Maxwell Tanner
  • 2012
60% Michael and Michael Have Issues
2009
Biederman
  • 2009
91% Damages
2007-2012
George Berber
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Ralph Friedman
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Cioran Asst. ME Borak Medical Examiner Asst. Medical Examiner Borak Keller Medical Examiner Borak ME Borak
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1990
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
ME #2
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Gaila
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Secretary No. 18
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Andy
  • 1988

QUOTES FROM Josh Pais CHARACTERS

Detective Kincaide
I'm gonna talk to the studio guys about those photos.
Wallace
Yeah right, I know where you're going.
Detective Kincaide
Yeah keep an eye on Sidney.
Wallace
I know where you're going, you're gonna get her some flowers and candy, right? Huh?
Detective Kincaide
Give me a break!
John Milton
Did Cotton's death have anything to do with this movie?
Wallace
He was making a movie called "Stab"...HE WAS stabbed.
Wallace
He was making a movie called 'Stab' He was stabbed.
Roman Bridger
Someone is trying to ruin my movie. Someone wants to kill my movie.
Wallace
We'll talk about your movie down at the station. All right, this is the scene where you come with us.
Wallace
Hey, hey, Terminal Entertainment? This is a crime scene, all right?
Dr. Godfrey
It's true! Vagina Dentata!