Kal Penn

Indian Actor
Born Apr 23, 1977

Kal Penn 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.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Nov 27, 2016
  • Usher Among U.S. Artists Visiting Cuba - Apr 19, 2016


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1977 Birth Born on April 23, 1977.


1998 21 Years Old Penn's feature film debut came in 1998 in Express: Aisle to Glory. … Read More


In January 2007, Penn appeared in the first four episodes of the sixth season of 24 as Ahmed Amar, a teenage terrorist. … Read More
He appears in the Barack Obama-supporting video "Sí Se Puede Cambiar" by Andres Useche and appeared with comedian George Lopez on January 18, 2009, at "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial".
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. … Read More
2012 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2012, it was announced that Penn would be a co-chair for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.
2013 36 Years Old On November 18, 2013, President Obama appointed Penn to serve on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
2014 37 Years Old On February 28, 2014, Penn served as the Master of Ceremonies for the White House Student Film Festival.
2016 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2016, Penn announced that he supported Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic nomination.
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