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Kal Penn

Kal Penn

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Kalpen Suresh Modi

Birth Date :

April 23, 1977

Birth Place :

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Claim to fame :

As Kumar Patel in "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004)

Biography


Best known for his starring role as Kumar Patel in "Harold & Kumar" film series, Kal Penn was no stranger to acting since his school years. Attending the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School, he participated in the school's theater productions. He did so too when studying at the UCLA's prestigious School of Theatre, Film and Television. Performing in several school's productions in the 1990s, he simultaneously landed guest roles on TV series, including "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Spin City" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".

Making his big screen debut in the 1998 "Express: Aisle to Glory", Penn had since starred in "American Desi" (2001), "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002), and "Love Don't Cost a Thing" (2003). His breakthrough in film approached after he was tapped to portray Indian American student Kumar Patel in comedy feature "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004). He also reprised his role in its sequels "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay" (2008) and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" (2011). Besides the film franchises, Penn also had starring roles in "Superman Returns" (2006) as well as "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" (2006).

Latest News


Video: Kal Penn Takes a Jab at Clint Eastwood Over His Speech to Empty Chair

September 05, 2012 06:43:28 GMT

turned the table on at a Democratic National Convention in North Carolina recently. The "Harold & Kumar" star ripped the "" director for the latter's speech to an empty seat at the Republican National Convention.
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Eva Longoria and Kal Penn Named Obama's Co-Chairs

February 23, 2012 16:58:19 GMT

Two celebrities will back up the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. On Wednesday, February 22, and were named national "co-chairs" of Obama's campaign, along with 33 other strategic supporters, including some Democratic politicians and volunteers.
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Kal Penn to Headline ABC's Comedy Pilot 'Prairie Dogs'

February 16, 2012 01:23:59 GMT

has landed a lead role in ABC's comedy pilot "Prairie Dogs". The Kumar Patel in "Harold and Kumar" films is tapped to play a lowly cubicle worker named Neil, who becomes the victim of identity theft.
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Kal Penn Joins 'How I Met Your Mother' as Robin's New Love Interest

July 14, 2011 06:49:31 GMT

Moving out of the White House, finds a place among "" cast. The "" actor has landed a recurring role in the -starring comedy series, a CBS spokesperson confirms the news which was first reported by TVLine.
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Kal Penn's Attacker Has Pleaded Guilty to Armed Robbery

April 07, 2011 04:32:40 GMT

A man who attacked actor-turned-White House aide at gunpoint in 2010 has pleaded guilty to felony charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Marcellus Chambers pounced on Penn in the early hours of April 20, 2010 in Washington, D.C. and stole the star's wallet and two cell phones.
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Confirmed, Kal Penn Is Victim of Gun Robbery

April 21, 2010 04:26:08 GMT

was the victim of robbery involving gun on Tuesday, April 20 morning. Although officials declined to name victims or witnesses during a case for condition of anonymity, Penn's agent Jennifer Goodwin has confirmed to Associated Press that it was indeed her client who was held at gunpoint.
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