Josh Pais

Josh Pais

Highest Rated: 100% Funny Pages (2022)

Lowest Rated: 19% Reunion (2009)

Birthday: Jun 21, 1964

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

The face of hard-working American character actor Josh Pais is recognizable from dozens of hit indie films, while his voice may be remembered from the 1990 live action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film. Raised by his single mother in a New York East Village tenement, Pais dreamed of a Hollywood screen career, and in his early 20s he quickly began to fulfill that dream. After heading west, he immediately won small parts on popular sitcoms like the family-oriented classic "The Cosby Show" and the office comedy "Murphy Brown." In 1990 he played the part of Raphael in the first "Turtles" movie, where he was the only actor to both play the life-size hero and voice the character. The next year he began the recurring role of Assistant Medical Examiner Borak on the wildly successful "Law & Order" series. Though his resume thins out in the mid '90s, Pais came roaring back toward the end of the decade with a potpourri of roles. This success carried on into the early 2000s, when parts in Ron Howard's award-winning biopic, "A Beautiful Mind," and the rural indie drama "The Station Agent" brought him increased exposure. Around this time, Pais returned to his hometown, armed with a camera to document the changes in his old neighborhood. The result was the 2003 award-winning documentary "7th Street." Pais worked steadily through the rest of the decade, mostly in TV series and in films shot in the New York area.

Highest rated movies

Funny Pages
The Station Agent
Adventureland
Unconscious
The Land of Steady Habits
Teeth
Crown Heights
Swimming

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Funny Pages Lewis (Character) - 2022
64% 65% The Mimic Neurotic Lawyer (Character) - 2020
64% 80% Motherless Brooklyn William Lieberman (Character) $9.3M 2019
68% 88% Joker Hoyt Vaughn (Character) $335.4M 2019
83% 46% The Land of Steady Habits Larry Eastwood (Character) - 2018
77% 77% Crown Heights District Attorney Mengano (Character) $236.4K 2017
46% 43% 5 Flights Up Jackson (Character) $1.0M 2014
22% 46% That Awkward Moment Fred (Character) $26.0M 2014
42% 22% Touchy Feely Paul (Character) $36.0K 2013
25% 35% Syrup Davidson (Character) $656 2013
No Score Yet 62% The Normals Dr. Honeysack (Character) - 2012
64% 30% Price Check Doug (Character) - 2012
19% 33% Reunion Saul (Character) $6.5K 2009
61% 49% Leaves of Grass Ken Feinman (Character) $68.0K 2009
20% 44% Gentlemen Broncos Todd Keefe (Character) $113.2K 2009
89% 61% Adventureland Mr. Lewin (Character) $16.0M 2009
50% 46% Assassination of a High School President Senor Newell (Character) - 2008
63% 100% Lifelines Ira Bernstein (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 52% Watching the Detectives Andy (Character) - 2007
80% 45% Teeth Dr. Godfrey (Character) $347.6K 2007
69% 43% Year of the Dog Robin (Character) $1.5M 2007
85% 86% Unconscious Warner Wilcott (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 22% Confess Allen Kelner (Character) - 2005
94% 89% The Station Agent Carl (Character) $5.7M 2003
80% 67% 7th Street Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 2002
72% 64% Phone Booth Mario (Character) $46.6M 2002
No Score Yet 48% Porn 'n Chicken Prof. Hoffman (Character) - 2002
74% 49% Swimming Neil Wheeler (Character) $85.8K 2000
63% 72% Music of the Heart Dennis Rausch (Character) $14.8M 1999
41% 81% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael/Man in Cab (Character) $133.1M 1990
64% 47% Jacknife Rick (Character) $1.6M 1989

TV

Credit
89% 80% The Dropout Wade Maquelon (Character) 2022
98% 80% High Maintenance Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
98% 76% Younger Todd Heller (Guest Star) 2016
72% 86% Ray Donovan Stu Feldman (Guest Star) 2013-2014 2016
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Robert Sorensen (Guest Star) 2000-2001 2013-2016
61% 89% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Ira Feinbaum (Guest Star) 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Henry Lampe (Guest Star) 2014
89% 93% Psych Guest 2013
43% 66% NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 59% 2 Broke Girls Leo (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Noah Brezner (Guest Star) 2003 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Faith Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Regular Joe Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
100% No Score Yet The Job Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
70% 81% Sex and the City Nick Waxler (Guest Star) 1998
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gaila (Guest Star) 1997