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Josh Pais

Birth name: Joshua A. Pais
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 21 June 1958
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Character(s): Gaila (pictured above)

Joshua A. Pais (born 21 June 1958; age 56), better known simply as Josh Pais, is from New York City. He played Quark's cousin Gaila in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Business as Usual" and "The Magnificent Ferengi".

He played Raphael in the 1990 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (with Michelan Sisti, James Saito and Brian Tochi). He was the only actor to wear the costume and also voice his character.

Pais also starred in several popular films, such as Scream 3 (with Beth Toussaint), A Beautiful Mind (with Christopher Plummer) and Phone Booth (with James MacDonald and Dell Yount).

His more recent motion picture credits include Confess (2005), in which he starred with fellow DS9 guest star William Sadler. Also in that year, he starred with Rene Auberjonois' son, Remy, in The Reality Trap.

In 1998 he guest-starred in the Homicide: Life on the Street episode "Shaggy Dog, City Goat". Michelle Forbes was a main cast member of the show from 1996 to 1998.

He also had a recurring role on the long-running series Law & Order.

He studied drama at Syracuse University from September 1976 until he graduated in May 1980 with a BFA.

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