Actor / Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement
Kal Penn is an Indian-American actor. Kal Penn has played roles in National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Namesake, Epic Movie, and Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. Pictures, videos, and news articles on Kal Penn a
Enlisting his former associate director for the Office of Public Liaison for support, President Barack Obama tapped actor Kal Penn to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention coverage on BarackObama.com.
The "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" actor snagged his costar John Cho to star in a promo for the gig. In the video, the President picks up the phone and tells the listener that he needs his support.
He was robbed at gunpoint around 1am on Tuesday morning, but Kal Penn isn’t the average burglary victim.
Though he rose to fame with a series of high-profile film and television roles, the “House” star gave up the acting gig to work for the White House as Obama’s associate director of the Office of Public Engagement.