Kal Penn

Kal Penn


4/23/1977, Montclair, New Jersey

Birth Name

Kalpen Modi



Also Known As

Kalpen Modi
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Kal Penn has enjoyed a successful television career with roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Spin City. He was educated at the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School and received further training while in the New York theater scene. He's…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Career mistake switching from House to the White House.

    But that's just my opinion. He could have possibly contributed in other ways. He had his foot in the door already with Hollywood. If his political career doesn't pan out, or he doesn't like doing what he ends up doing there it will probably be very hard for him to get back to his current status and demand as an actor. I think with House he had made his first step into becoming someone to be remembered. Someone who could one day get leading roles in great movies. Someone who could get a Golden Globe or an Oscar. I think what he has done in life is parallel to what happened in the show. He has effectively performed career suicide.moreless
  • A talented young actor.

    Kal Penn is such an amazing actor. He has really good versatility because he can do the slacker comedy like Harold and Kumar and at the same time he can pull of dramatic roles like in The Namesake. His big screen roles are really good, but he has had many guest spots on TV as well. He was really good in 24 as the questioning terrorist and it was nice to see him in the very dramatic role.

    He is currently on House where his sense of humor comes across really well and his interactions with the rest of the cast are really hilarious.

    He is a huge talent and I can't wait to see him in more things and hopefully he'll get his own show.moreless