Kumar Goes To Obama House : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Kumar Goes To Obama House

April 8, 2009

Kal PennKal Penn Leaves ‘House’ for Obama Administration - ‘Kumar’ actor will work in office of public liaison


By Matthew B. Zeidman

HOLLYWOOD, CA (RPRN/HT) 4/8/09 – Kal Penn has taken a break from acting to give back to the public as part of the Obama administration. Penn was a lead actor on Fox drama "House" and had also appeared as a villain on the network's weekly drama/thriller, "24".


Kal Penn may have willingly left Fox drama “House” to pursue another project, but it’s wasn’t for another acting gig. Penn, best known for his comedic stylings in big-screen features, such as “Epic Movie,” “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” and “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder,” has been offered a position with the Obama administration.

“…I’m going to be the associate director in the White House office of public liaison,” Penn told Entertainment Weekly, explaining he had expressed interest in joining Barack Obama’s staff while he worked on the nascent president’s election campaign. “They do outreach with the American public and with different organizations…They take out all of the red tape that falls between the general public and the White House.”

The 31-year-old Penn, whose real name is Kalpen Suresh Modi, has appeared on “House” for the past two seasons as Dr. Lawrence Kutner, a diagnostic specialist working under actor Hugh Laurie’s caustic Dr. Gregory House.

On Monday’s episode, Kutner was found dead by his own hand by two of his colleagues, played by Omar Epps and Olivia Wilde. Fox posted a mock obituary and memorial video at the official Fox Web site and displayed the URL for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org) at the end of the primetime broadcast.

“There’s not a lot of financial reward in these jobs. But, obviously, the opportunity to serve in a capacity like this is an incredible honor,” Penn told the magazine. “…from the time I was a kid, I really enjoyed that balance between the arts and public service.”

Penn also told Entertainment Weekly he still had a passion for acting and wouldn’t rule out returning to Hollywood one day. When asked if he expected to stay on for as long as Obama remained in office, the New Jersey native was unsure.

Penn’s last planned film, “Bhopal: Prayer for Rain,” is tentatively scheduled for release later this year. The movie will dramatize the 1984 industrial disaster in Bhopal, India and will co-star Mischa Barton and Martin Sheen.

Hollywood Today

About the author:

RushPR News is a social media newswire service created to help you with content creation and distribution to news outlets and social media networks. RushPRnews can also assist you with your web strategies with experts advices and strategies at an affordable cost. Write us at news@rushprnews.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: ENTERTAINMENT, Celebrity, TV shows, Article-byline

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

MoneyFish: The First Auctions Site Dedicated to Fishermen and Sportsmen

New York, NY 02/17/15 · MoneyFish: For the sportsmen ready to make and...

How to lose weight fast using newest diet plans and fastest weight loss diet

MIAMI, FL 02/06/15 · This weight loss program is recently launched in...

Newborn Foundation Featured on Global Health Panel at Annual Patient Safety Science and Technology Summit

SAINT PAUL, MN and IRVINE, CA-- 01/23/15 ·  - The Newborn Foundation, an international nonprofit leveraging medical...

Cape Coral Waterfront Estate Known as “The UPS House” to be Sold at February 10th Absolute Auction

Fort Myers, Florida 01/21/15 · Truck Driver Turned Executive Selling Florida Riverfront Dream...

Studio One selects Visual 2000 End2End Suite of Fashion Business Solutions

LONDON, UK 01/20/15 · Visual 2000 International announces manufacturer Studio One  are...

CPD Seminar: How Skill Trade Workers Will be Effected by Express Entry

Vancouver, BC - 01/19/15 · Ashton College Announces Seminar Addressing Express Entry - New...