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Josh Pais



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% The Family Fang
  • Freeman
2016
20% I Saw the Light
  • Dore Schary
2016
51% 5 Flights Up
  • Jackson
2015
23% That Awkward Moment
  • Fred
2014
36% Touchy Feely
  • Paul
2013
14% Syrup
  • Davidson
2013
No Score Yet The Normals
  • Actor
2012
86% Arbitrage
  • John Aimes
2012
57% Detachment
  • Meredith's Father
2012
86% Please Give
  • Actor
2010
61% Leaves of Grass
  • Ken Feinman
2010
19% Gentlemen Broncos
  • Tod Keefe
2009
89% Adventureland
  • Mr. Lewin
2009
19% Reunion
  • Saul
2009
69% Synecdoche, New York
  • Dr. Eisenberg
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
70% Year of the Dog
  • Robin
2007
79% Teeth
  • Dr. Godfrey
2007
85% Unconscious
  • Actor
2006
61% Find Me Guilty
  • Bellman
2006
No Score Yet Confess
  • Allen
2005
77% Little Manhattan
  • Ronny
2005
95% The Station Agent
  • Carl
2003
28% It Runs in the Family
  • Barney
2003
71% Phone Booth
  • Mario
2003
80% 7th Street
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Porn 'n Chicken (Chicken Club)
  • Prof. Hoffman
2002
75% A Beautiful Mind
  • Princeton Professor
2001
59% Scotland, Pa.
  • Douglas McKenna
2001
36% Scream 3
  • Wallace
2000
74% Swimming
  • Neil Wheeler
2000
63% Music of the Heart
  • Dennis Rausch
1999
60% A Civil Action
  • Law Clerk
1998
55% 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
47% NYC 22
2012
  • Maxwell Tanner
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Ralph Friedman
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Cioran Asst. ME Borak Medical Examiner Asst. Medical Examiner Borak Keller Medical Examiner Borak ME Borak
No Score Yet Michael and Michael Have Issues
2009
  • Biederman
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Gaila
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Hank Abraham Robert Sorenson
65% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • Actor
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • George Berber
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Leo
77% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Stu Feldman
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Howard
58% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
2015
  • Ira Feinbaum

Quotes from Josh Pais' Characters