Kal Penn Biography

Kal Penn is an American actor, producer, and civil servant.

As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series. He is also recognized for his performance in the critically acclaimed film, The Namesake. Additionally, Penn has taught at the University of Pennsylvania in the Cinema Studies Program as a visiting lecturer.

On April 8, 2009, it was announced that Penn would join the Obama administration as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement. This necessitated that his character, Lawrence Kutner, be written out of the TV series House. Penn resigned his post as Barack Obama's Associate Director of Public Engagement on June 1, 2010, for a brief return to his acting career. He filmed the third installment of the Harold & Kumar series, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, and subsequently returned to the White House Office of Public Engagement as an Associate Director. In July 2011, he again left the White House to accept a role in the hit television series How I Met Your Mother. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Kal Penn
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Film Producer, Civil servant
Ethnicity:
Asian American, Indian American, Gujarati people
Religion:
Hinduism
Date of Birth:
April 23, 1977 (44)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Kal Penn Timeline
  • 2004-07-30
    "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released
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