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Kal Penn

Kal Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents are Gujarati immigrants to America from India. He attended the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School where he participated in the school's theater productions. In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the UCLA's prestigious School of Theatre, Film and Television. He majored in film and sociology. He began his acting career in several indie films. His breakthrough film role came in the comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Several Harold & Kumar films have followed. He went on to appear for 2 years in the television series House M.D. (2004). He developed an interest in politics from his grandparents who marched for India's independence. In 2009, he joined the Obama administration as an Associate Director.


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Born:
Apr 23, 1977 In Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
27
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Series The Big Picture with Kal Penn 2015-03-30

4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Poster of How I Met Your Mother
Poster of 24
Poster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Filmography
The Big Picture with Kal Penn Self - Host 12 episodes, 2015 2015-03-30
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Unknown 2015-01-19
Battle Creek Fontanelle White 13 episodes, 2015 2015-03-01
Deadbeat Clyde 2014-04-09
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
We Are Men Gil Bartis 7 episodes, 2013 2013
The Big Brain Theory Self - Host 8 episodes, 2013 2013-04-01
Hollywood Game Night Unknown 2013-07-11
Top Gear USA Unknown 2010-11-21
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
The Soup Unknown 2004-07-30
House Unknown 2004-11-16
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Tru Calling Unknown 2003-10-30
The Agency Unknown 2001-09-20
24 Unknown 2001-11-06
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Angel Unknown 1999-10-05
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Unknown 1997-03-10
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Unknown 1996-09-27
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25