Kal Penn, best known for his character Kumar of ‘Harold and Kumar’, has left his character Dr. Kutner on ‘House’ for a position at the White House with President Obama. Penn,whose real name is Kalpen Modi, asked to be written off the show when he was offered the position of Associate Director in the office of Public Liaison.
His main role will be to connect Obama’s administration with the arts and entertainment world and with Asian-Pacific communities.
Penn was a huge supporter on the Obama campaign trail, speaking at colleges and rounding up supporters. While he says he loves acting, this is a dream come true for Penn.