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Kal Penn

Kal Penn (born Kalpen Suresh Modi; April 23, 1977) is an American actor, producer, and civil servant. As an actor, he is known for his roles portraying the character Dr. Lawrence Kutner on the television program House and the character Kumar Patel in the Harold and Kumar comedy films. He is also recognized for his performance in 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 & Kumar 3D Christmas, then returned to the White House Office of Public Engagement as an Associate Director. In July 2011, he again left the White House, this time for a role in How I Met Your Mother, and then went back to his political duties. Penn was

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Kal Penn -- My Flight was Grounded Over Crapper Emergency

Kal Penn
My Flight was Grounded Over Crapper Emergency

Kal Penn had a mid-air bathroom emergency during an American Airlines flight earlier today ... as in, the toilets BROKE at 10,000 feet ... and the pilot decided to ground the plane ASAP. The… READ MORE >

Guy Who Robbed Kal Penn -- Stop, SlammerTime

Guy Who Robbed Kal Penn -- Stop, SlammerTime

The guy who pulled a gun on Kal Penn -- and stole his wallet and government issued cell phone -- has been sentenced to 3 years in prison ... because everyone knows you don't mess with Kumar.The… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago
'Kumar' Actor's Gun-Toting Robber Pleads Guilty

'Kumar' Actor's Gun-Toting Robber Pleads Guilty

Kal Penn -- aka Kumar from the White Castle movies -- has the taste of sweet justice on his lips ... because the dude who robbed him at GUNPOINT last year just pled guilty to the crime.  … READ MORE >

- 1114 days ago
Harold vs. Kumar: Who'd You Rather?

Harold vs. Kumar
Who'd You Rather?

Stars of the "Harold & Kumar" film franchise John Cho and Kal Penn reunited at White Castle the same event in Burbank on Monday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1338 days ago
Kal Penn -- Feelin' 'Good' After Robbery

Kal Penn -- Feelin' 'Good' After Robbery

Kal Penn wasn't sweating after being robbed at gunpoint in Washington D.C. yesterday -- in fact, dude told cameras he was doing "good" after the entire ordeal. A little thing like robbery ain't… READ MORE >

- 1465 days ago
Secret Service Investigating Kal Penn Robbery

Secret Service
Investigating Kal Penn Robbery

The scumbag who robbed Kal Penn at gunpoint in D.C. yesterday picked the wrong guy to mess with -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ the Secret Service is now on the case. Turns out, the bad guy… READ MORE >

- 1465 days ago
'Kumar' Actor Robbed at Gunpoint in D.C.

'Kumar' Actor Robbed at Gunpoint in D.C.

TMZ has learned Kal Penn -- aka Kumar from that "White Castle" movie -- was robbed at gunpoint  early this morning while walking in a neighborhood in Washington D.C. Law enforcement sources… READ MORE >

- 1465 days ago

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