Kal Penn

Kal Penn Biography, Age, Gay, Actor, Movies And TV Shows

Kal Penn born Kalpen Suresh Modi, is an American actor, comedian, producer, and former civil servant. Penn is known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program House.

Kal Penn Biography

Kal Penn born Kalpen Suresh Modi, is an American actor, comedian, producer, and former civil servant. Penn is known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program House. He is also known for being one of the lead casts in the film series Harold & Kumar. He played the character, Kumar Patel.

Kal is also recognized for his performance in the critically acclaimed film The Namesake. Apart from acting, he taught at the University of Pennsylvania in the Cinema Studies Program as a visiting lecturer.

Kal Penn Age

The comedian was born on 23 April 1977 in Montclair, New Jersey, United States. 

Kal Penn Family

He is the son of Suresh Modi, his father, and Asmita Modi, his mother. He is also the brother of Pulin Modi.

Kal Penn

Kal Penn Wife 

Kal maintains a low profile of his relationship status which has raised issues like if he’s gay or not. These are only imaginations and he is yet to come to the open to clarify the matter. This information will be updated soon.

Actor Kal Penn

His first featured film debut was in 1988. He was featured in the television series called Express: Aisle to Glory. This came a breakthrough for him and has since been featured in movies like American Desi, Van Wilder, the final episode of The Lonely Island, Malibu’s Most Wanted, A Lot Like Love, Dude, Where’s the Party?, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Superman Returns, Epic Movie, The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar series. He also has an uncredited appearance in Deck the Halls.

Kal Penn Movies And TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

1998

Express: Aisle to Glory

Jackie Newton

1999

Freshman

Ajay

2001

American Desi

Ajay Pandya

2002

Hector

Kendal Cunningham

2002

Van Wilder

Taj Mahal Badalandabad

2002

Badger

Sanjay

2003

Cosmopolitan

Vandana’s Fiancé

2003

Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Kenneth Warman

2003

Malibu’s Most Wanted

Hadji

2003

Dude, Where’s the Party?

Mohan “Mo” Bakshi

2004

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Kumar Patel

2004

Ball & Chain

Bobby

2004

Homeland Security

Harrison

2005

Dancing in Twilight

Sam

2005

Son of the Mask

Jorge

2005

A Lot like Love

Jeeter

2005

Sueño

Raj

2006

Man About Town

Alan Fineberg

2006

Bachelor Party Vegas

Z-Bob

2006

The Namesake

Gogol / Nikhil Ganguli

2006

Superman Returns

Stanford

2006

Deck The Halls

Amit Sayid

2006

Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

Taj Mahal Badalandabad

2007

Epic Movie

Edward

2008

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Kumar Patel

2008

Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam

Kumar Patel

2011

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Kumar Patel

2013

Triumph: The Lowell Pomerantz Story

Jordan Tichenor

2013

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain

Motwani

2013

Dementamania

Christian Van Burden

2014

The Sisterhood of Night

Gordy Gambhir

2015

The Girl In The Photographs

Peter Hemmings

2016

Better Off Single

Brice

2017

Speech & Debate

James

2017

Once Upon a Time in Venice

Rajeesh

2017

The Layover

Anuj

2018

The Ashram

Nitin

Television Shows

Year

Title

Role

1999

Brookfield

Kumar Zimmerman

1999

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Hunt

2000

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Prajeeb

2000

Spin City

Buddy

2001

Angel

Fez Boy

2001

ER

Narajan

2001

NYPD Blue

Solomon Al-Ramahi

2001

The Agency

Malek

2003

All About the Andersons

Dinesh

2003

Tru Calling

Steven

2003

The Lonely Island

Fred

2006

The Danny Comden Project

Max

2007

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Henry Chanoor

2007

24

Ahmed Amar

2007–2009, 2012

House

Dr. Lawrence Kutner

2011–2012, 2014

How I Met Your Mother

Kevin

2013

The Big Brain Theory

Host

2013

We Are Men

Gil Bartis

2015

Battle Creek

Detective Fontanelle White

2015

The Big Picture with Kal Penn

Host

2016

New Girl

Tripp

2016

Deadbeat

Clyde

2016–present

Designated Survivor

Seth Wright

2016–2017

Superhuman

Host

2019

The Big Bang Theory

Dr. Campbell

Kal Penn House 

At fictional Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey, prickly genius Dr. Gregory House tackles health mysteries as would a medical Sherlock Holmes, all the while playing mind games with colleagues that include his best friend, oncologist James Wilson. House, an acerbic infectious disease specialist, solves medical puzzles with the help of a team of young diagnosticians. Flawless instincts and unconventional thinking help earn House great respect, despite his brutal honesty and antisocial tendencies.

First episode date: 16 November 2004
Final episode date: 21 May 2012
Theme song: Teardrop
Writers: David Shore, Peter Blake, Doris Egan, Lawrence Kaplow,

Kal Penn White House 

In April 2009, Penn joined the Obama administration as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement. This necessitated that his TV character, Lawrence Kutner, be written out of 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 television series How I Met Your Mother.

Kal Penn Death 

Kal is still alive and is working on new projects.

Kal Penn Designated Survivor

As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.

First episode date: 21 September 2016
Production location: Toronto
Program creator: David Guggenheim
Networks: Netflix, American Broadcasting Company

Kal Penn Personal Life

He maintains a low profile hence not much is known about him. This information will soon be updated.

Kal Penn Comedy Movies

  • Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
  • Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj
  • National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
  • The Namesake
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Epic Movie
  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  • Son of the Mask
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted
  • Love Don’t Cost a Thing
  • Superman Returns
  • A Lot like Love
  • American Desi
  • The Girl In The Photographs
  • Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
  • Dude, Where’s the Party?
  • Bachelor Party Vegas
  • Once Upon a Time in Venice
  • Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam
  • The Sisterhood of Night
  • The Ashram
  • Man About Town
  • Better Off Single
  • Speech & Debate
  • Dancing in Twilight
  • Ball & Chain
  • Express: Aisle to Glory
  • The Problem with Apu
  • Dementamania
  • Emily & Tim
  • Sueño
  • Homeland Security
  • Awesometown
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Two Sisters
  • Freshmen
  • The Call
  • Hector
  • Badger

Kal Penn 24

In January 2007, Penn appeared in the first four episodes of the sixth season of 24 as Ahmed Amar, a teenage terrorist. Penn says he nearly turned down the role due to personal ethics:

I have a huge political problem with the role. It was essentially accepting a form of racial profiling. I think it’s repulsive. But it was the first time I had a chance to blow stuff up and take a family hostage. As an actor, why shouldn’t I have that opportunity? Because I’m brown and I should be scared about the connection between media images and people’s thought processes?

Kal Penn New Show

His latest show is titled The Big Bang Theory.

Kal Penn Nationality

He has an American nationality

Kal Penn Twitter

Kal Penn Instagram

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