Harold and Kumar's Kal Penn Takes White House Gig
Thu, 09 Apr 2009 13:00:02
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Actor Kal Penn, who shot to fame as lovable stoner Kumar in the Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle films, is trading Hollywood for a post in Washington, D.C. The actor is taking a job in the White House, where he will act as the associate director in the office of public liasion. He will work to forge strategic alliances with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities and arts world. Penn claims that Barack Obama's historic political campaign inspired him to take the job.
Penn's character was just killed off on the medical series House. The actor has not ruled out returning to Hollywood in the future, but he has gone on record and said that he is not planning to run for public office anytime soon.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff