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Joshua A. Pais (born 21 June 1958; age 62), better known simply as Josh Pais, is from New York City. He played Quark's cousin Gaila in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fifth and sixth season episodes "Business as Usual" and "The Magnificent Ferengi". Pais 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.
His more recent motion picture credits include Joker (2019), Motherless Brooklyn, Going In Style (2017), and 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 as Assistant M.E. Borak from 1990 to 2002. Pais also guest-starred in Ray Donovan as Stu Feldman.
He studied drama at Syracuse University from September 1976 until he graduated in May 1980 with a BFA.