Getting To Know Kal Penn

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Whether he's playing a pot smoker or a politician, Clarice's Kal Penn has never met a role he couldn't rock.

By Brantley Bardin

What other actor can claim to have played the rangy likes of Kumar Patel, the ultimate stoner horndog of the raunchy Harold & Kumar franchise, the brainy but doomed Dr. Lawrence Kutner of House, as well as White House press secretary Seth Wright of Designated Survivor? Oh, and who also actually worked in D.C. for two years as the Obama administration's associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement? Only the brilliant Kal Penn can.

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