June 21, 1958 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, acting coach|
Pais was born in New York City, New York, and is the son of Lila Lee (née Atwill), a painter and poet, and Dutch-born physicist, professor, and writer Abraham Pais. His father was from a Jewish family and his mother converted to Judaism.
He has appeared in Hollywood films including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (in which he was both in the costume and was the voice) as Raphael, Music of the Heart, Scream 3, It Runs in the Family, Phone Booth, Little Manhattan and Find Me Guilty. He played Assistant M.E. Borak in 15 episodes of the series Law & Order, between 1990 and 2002. He also played the Spanish teacher in the film Assassination of a High School President. He played a role in American crime drama series Ray Donovan. He also appeared as a lawyer on 2 Broke Girls.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
- Sex and the City (1998)
- Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2000)
- The Station Agent (2003)
- Synecdoche, New York (2008)
- Adventureland (2009)
- Michael & Michael Have Issues (2009)
- NYC 22 (2012)
- That Awkward Moment (2014)
- 5 Flights Up (2014)
- The Family Fang (2015)
- Younger (2015–2016)
- Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
- Josh Pais Biography (1958-)
- NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: CITYPEOPLE; For Seventh Street, a Love Letter on Film - New York Times
- "How Josh Pais Learned To Be Invisible – The Arty Semite – Forward.com". Blogs.forward.com. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
- Josh Pais - Yahoo! Movies