Josh Pais

Josh Pais (born June 21, 1964) is an American actor of film and television. He has appeared in many Hollywood films, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (in which he both was in the costume and was the voice) as Raphael, Music of the Heart, Scream 3, It Runs in the Family, 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. Pais is the son of Lila Lee (née Atwill) and Abraham Pais, a Dutch-American Jewish physicist, professor and writer. Pais married actress Lisa Emery on August 27, 1990; the two have a son, actor Zane Pais. Description above from the Wikipedia article Josh Pais, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Ed Harris  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Christopher Plummer

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

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A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Kaufman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Samantha Morton  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Michelle Williams

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Kaufman
CAST:  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Samantha Morton  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Michelle Williams

Find Me Guilty (2006)

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Alex Rocco  •  Frank Pietrangolare  •  Richard DeDomenico

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Alex Rocco  •  Frank Pietrangolare  •  Richard DeDomenico

Little Manhattan (2005)

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Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any more. Gabe has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Levin
CAST:  Josh Hutcherson  •  Charlie Ray  •  Bradley Whitford  •  Cynthia Nixon

Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any more. Gabe has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Levin
CAST:  Josh Hutcherson  •  Charlie Ray  •  Bradley Whitford  •  Cynthia Nixon

Phone Booth (2002)

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Radha Mitchell

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Radha Mitchell

Rounders (1998)

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  John Turturro  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Edward Norton

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  John Turturro  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Edward Norton

Safe Men (1998)

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

Scream 3 (2000)

A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Patrick Dempsey

A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Patrick Dempsey

Swimming (2000)

Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert J. Siegel
CAST:  Lauren Ambrose  •  Jennifer Dundas  •  Joelle Carter  •  Jamie Harrold

Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert J. Siegel
CAST:  Lauren Ambrose  •  Jennifer Dundas  •  Joelle Carter  •  Jamie Harrold

The Station Agent (2003)

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When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Michelle Williams

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McCarthy
CAST:  Peter Dinklage  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Michelle Williams

Music of the Heart (1999)

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Angela Bassett  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Cloris Leachman

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Angela Bassett  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Cloris Leachman

Porn 'n Chicken (2002)

Based on a true story. In 1996, five overworked Yale undergrads formed a club to watch porno films on weekends while ingesting mass quantities of fried chicken and Miller High Life. As the "Porn 'n' Chicken Club" gained members and notoriety, the hide-bound Yale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Trilling
CAST:  Ebon Moss-Bachrach  •  Angela Goethals  •  Alex Burns  •  Geoffrey Arend

Based on a true story. In 1996, five overworked Yale undergrads formed a club to watch porno films on weekends while ingesting mass quantities of fried chicken and Miller High Life. As the "Porn 'n' Chicken Club" gained members and notoriety, the hide-bound Yale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Trilling
CAST:  Ebon Moss-Bachrach  •  Angela Goethals  •  Alex Burns  •  Geoffrey Arend

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

A quartet of humanoid turtles, trained by their mentor in ninjitsu, must learn to work together to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Judith Hoag  •  Elias Koteas  •  Josh Pais  •  Michelan Sisti

A quartet of humanoid turtles, trained by their mentor in ninjitsu, must learn to work together to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Barron
CAST:  Judith Hoag  •  Elias Koteas  •  Josh Pais  •  Michelan Sisti

That Awkward Moment (2014)

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Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to have fun and avoid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gormican
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Miles Teller  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  Imogen Poots

Best pals Jason and Daniel indulge in casual flings and revel in their carefree, unattached lives. After learning that the marriage of their friend Mikey is over, they gladly welcome him back into their circle. The three young men make a pact to have fun and avoid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gormican
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Miles Teller  •  Michael B. Jordan  •  Imogen Poots

The Key Man (2011)

An insurance salesman gets mixed up with two gangsters in effort to make more money and provide for his family, but things don't go as he planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Himmelstein
CAST:  Hugo Weaving  •  Brian Cox  •  Jack Davenport  •  Judy Greer

An insurance salesman gets mixed up with two gangsters in effort to make more money and provide for his family, but things don't go as he planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Himmelstein
CAST:  Hugo Weaving  •  Brian Cox  •  Jack Davenport  •  Judy Greer

Detachment (2011)

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A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  James Caan  •  Christina Hendricks

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Kaye
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  James Caan  •  Christina Hendricks

Touchy Feely (2013)

Abby is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny. Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her unable to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Shelton
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Rosemarie DeWitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Allison Janney

Abby is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny. Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her unable to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynn Shelton
CAST:  Elliot Page  •  Rosemarie DeWitt  •  Scoot McNairy  •  Allison Janney

The Family Fang (2016)

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Bateman
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Christopher Walken  •  Alexandra Wentworth

A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Bateman
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Christopher Walken  •  Alexandra Wentworth

5 Flights Up (2014)

A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Carrie Preston  •  Diane Keaton  •  Cynthia Nixon

A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Loncraine
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Carrie Preston  •  Diane Keaton  •  Cynthia Nixon

The Normals (2012)

With a debt collector hot on his trail, Harvard graduate Billy Schine enrolls in a clinical drug trial to make a quick buck. Carted out of New York City in a shuttle full of oddball characters, Billy and the rest of the guinea pigs, affectionately referred to as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Patrick Connors
CAST:  Bryan Greenberg  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Jess Weixler  •  Josh Pais

With a debt collector hot on his trail, Harvard graduate Billy Schine enrolls in a clinical drug trial to make a quick buck. Carted out of New York City in a shuttle full of oddball characters, Billy and the rest of the guinea pigs, affectionately referred to as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Patrick Connors
CAST:  Bryan Greenberg  •  Dan Hedaya  •  Jess Weixler  •  Josh Pais
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