Kal Penn leaves his role at the White House to join How I Met Your Mother. who in 2009 left his role on the TV show "House", served in the Office of Public Engagement, he moderated a "How To Make Change" discussion. Kal Penn has left Fox's House for the White House.. Penn is a pretty busy guy, and Hollywood has certainly been good to him, but in his conversation with ABC News, he expressed no regrets about his two-year detour into politics. "I got to know the President and some of the staff during the campaign and had expressed interest in working there, so I'm going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison. By Matt Mitovich Apr 7, 2009 12:22 PM EDT. Remember when House character Lawrence Kutner committed suicide so that actor Kal Penn could go work at the White House? But for the time being, I won't be acting. Kal Penn, the actor who in 2009 left his role on the TV show "House" to work for the Obama administration, has left his job at the White House and will be returning to Hollywood, ABC News reports. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series. More recently, he landed a main role on the NBC comedy Sunnyside, and he'll soon be seen in the upcoming Silence of the Lambs sequel series Clarice, opposite Rebecca Breeds in the title role. WATCH: ABC's Jake Tapper sits down with Kal Penn. The two were friendly on set, and in 2007, Wilde invited Penn to attend an event in support of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.
"What I love and am passionate about with service," he explained, "is this concept that, yes, we elect officials, but things don't actually get done until we put our boots to the ground and become part of that solution.". He resigned in June 2010 to film "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas," only to return to government work in November. The last couple of decades have seen no shortage of compelling medical dramas, but for our money, the best of them just might be House, M.D.
By Olivia on . ©2020 Verizon Media. 14/07/2011 Kal Penn has signed up for a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother. . Earlier this month, he moderated a "How To Make Change" discussion with an official from the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he took questions from Facebook, Twitter and a live audience. In June 2010, he took a break from his White House duties to shoot A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, returning to his post when filming was completed (It turned out he did have another stoner movie to make). Penn has also been a regular presence on the small screen. In April 2009, Penn was mugged in at gunpoint in Washington, DC. So the past couple of years I thought about it a little more ... and I thought this might be the right time to go off and do something else. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. ", Shedding light on his career change, Penn says, "I've been thinking about [moving into politics] for a while. Shed tears for Lawrence Kutner né Choudhurry, sure, but don't feel bad for Kal Penn. For Penn's decision to leave, fans can pretty much thank Wilde.