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Kal Penn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kalpen Suresh Modi (born April 23, 1977), best known by his stage name Kal Penn, is an American film actor and politician. As an actor, he is known for his role on the television program House portraying the character Dr. Lawrence Kutner and in the Harold and Kumar comedy films as Kumar Patel. He is also recognized for the critically acclaimed film The Namesake. Penn has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting lecturer in the Cinema Studies Program. 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 and Kumar series, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, then returned to the White House Office of Public Engagement as an Associate Director. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kal Penn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 23, 1977 1977-04-23 In Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
47
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie The Layover 2017-09-01
Known For
Poster of Once Upon a Time in Venice
Poster of Speech & Debate
Poster of The Big Picture with Kal Penn
Poster of All About the Andersons
Filmography
Movie The Layover Anuj 2017-09-01
Movie Once Upon a Time in Venice Rajeesh 2017-06-08
Movie Speech & Debate James 2017-04-07
Movie Better Off Single Brice 2016-10-07
Series Designated Survivor Seth Wheeler 2016-09-21
Movie The Girl in the Photographs Peter Hemmings 2015-09-14
Movie Emily & Tim Tim (Segment 2) 2015-08-29
Movie The Sisterhood of Night Gordy Gambhir 2015-04-10
Series The Big Picture with Kal Penn Himself - Host 2015-03-30
Series Battle Creek Detective Fontanelle 2015-03-01
Series Deadbeat Clyde 2014-04-09
Movie A Prayer for Rain Motwani 2013-10-18
Series We Are Men Gil Bartis 2013-09-30
Movie A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Kumar Patel 2011-11-04
Series Top Gear Unknown 2010-11-21
Movie Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam Kumar 2008-07-29
Movie Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Kumar Patel 2008-04-25
Movie Epic Movie Edward 2007-01-25
Movie Superman Returns Stanford 2006-06-28
Movie Man About Town Alan Fineberg 2006-06-08
Movie Bachelor Party Vegas Z-Bob 2006-04-25
Movie The Namesake Gogol/Nikhil 2006-09-02
Movie Deck the Halls Amit Sayid 2006-11-22
Movie Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj Taj 2006-12-01
Movie Sueno Raj 2005-09-30
Series How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
Movie A Lot Like Love Jeeter 2005-04-22
Movie Son of the Mask Jorge 2005-02-18
Movie Awesometown Guy Reading Newspaper 2005-01-01
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Kumar Patel 2004-05-30
Movie Dude, Where's the Party? Mo 2004-05-24
Movie Ball and Chain Bobby 2004-05-14
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series All About the Andersons George 2003-09-12
Movie Malibu's Most Wanted Hadji Amerislani 2003-04-10
Movie Love Don't Cost a Thing Kenneth Warman 2003-12-12
Movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder Taj Mahal Badalandabad 2002-03-29
Series 24 Ahmed Amar 2001-11-06
Movie American Desi Ajay Pandya 2001-01-01
Series Angel Unknown 1999-10-05
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Independent Lens Jagdesh 1999-08-09
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Prajeeb 1996-09-27
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25