Kal Penn: From Hollywood to the White House

Michele Zipp
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Actor Kal Penn, best known for his role in Fox TV show House and the Harold & Kumar films, will be joining the White House staff.

So that's why his character, Dr. Kutner, on House committed suicide last week!

Penn has been hired by the Obama administration as Associate Director at the Office of Public Liaison, where his duties include outreach to Asian and Pacific Islander communities as well as connecting the White House to the arts and entertainment arena. 

The actor has more than just Hollywood under his list of credits. He taught a course at Pennsylvania University on Asian American studies and he has been a supporter of Obama, even speaking at the inauguration.

From Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle to Kal Penn goes to the White House. Pretty impressive.

What do you think of Kal Penn's career change? I wonder if he'll go back to Hollywood someday....

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