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Joshua A. Pais (born 21 June 1958; age 57), 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".
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.
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.