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Kal Penn

Actor, Writer, Producer & Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

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Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for starring roles including the Harold and Kumar franchise, House, Designated Survivor, and most recently the patriotic immigration comedy Sunnyside, which he co-created with SNL alumnus Matt Murray for NBC and Hulu. Penn’s other credits include roles on Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, 24, and Law & Order: SVU. He has appeared in a number of independent films, most notably Mira Nair’s adaptation of Pulitzer-winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake, about which The New York Times called his lead role a "crackling, star-making performance."

From 2009 to 2011, Penn took a sabbatical from acting when he was appointed by President Obama to serve as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he focused primarily on outreach to young Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the arts community. He worked on issues as diverse as the Affordable Care Act, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, college affordability, countering violent extremism, and veterans benefits for service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan among others. Penn served as a national co-chair for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, and later served on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, focusing on arts education in underperforming schools, and cultural diplomacy in Cuba and India.

Penn has taught courses on film and media at the University of Pennsylvania, and on politics and sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Originally from New Jersey, he received his BA in Sociology with a specialization in Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a graduate certificate in International Security from Stanford University.

He has maintained careers in both entertainment and public service, has been an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and most recently completed several global documentary series for Amazon, VICE, and National Geographic.

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  • Kal Penn: Aspiring Vegan : NPR

    Penn's unusual resume includes both starring in the Harold & Kumar stoner- comedy franchise, and working for President Barack Obama. In 2007, he became an ...

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Kal Penn

Actor, Writer, Producer & Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

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Kal Penn Biography

Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for starring roles including the Harold and Kumar franchise, House, Designated Survivor, and most recently the patriotic immigration comedy Sunnyside, which he co-created with SNL alumnus Matt Murray for NBC and Hulu. Penn’s other credits include roles on Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, 24, and Law & Order: SVU. He has appeared in a number of independent films, most notably Mira Nair’s adaptation of Pulitzer-winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake, about which The New York Times called his lead role a "crackling, star-making performance."

From 2009 to 2011, Penn took a sabbatical from acting when he was appointed by President Obama to serve as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he focused primarily on outreach to young Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the arts community. He worked on issues as diverse as the Affordable Care Act, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, college affordability, countering violent extremism, and veterans benefits for service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan among others. Penn served as a national co-chair for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, and later served on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, focusing on arts education in underperforming schools, and cultural diplomacy in Cuba and India.

Penn has taught courses on film and media at the University of Pennsylvania, and on politics and sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Originally from New Jersey, he received his BA in Sociology with a specialization in Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a graduate certificate in International Security from Stanford University.

He has maintained careers in both entertainment and public service, has been an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and most recently completed several global documentary series for Amazon, VICE, and National Geographic.

Kal Penn Videos

  • The First Time: Kal Penn
    The ‘Harold & Kumar’ star reflects on his first concert, his bloody big-screen debut and how he got the idea for his new NBC sitcom,...
  • Kal Penn Once Had to Stop Working to Get Paid
    James asks Kal Penn about the differences between acting in the United States and acting in India and Kal recalls an independent film he ...
  • Kean Commencement 2017 | Undergraduate Commencement ...
    Kean Commencement 2017 | Undergraduate Commencement Speaker, Mr. Kal Penn. Kean University. Loading... Unsubscribe from Kean ...

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  • How to book Kal Penn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kal Penn for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kal Penn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kal Penn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kal Penn?

    Booking fees for Kal Penn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kal Penn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kal Penn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kal Penn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kal Penn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kal Penn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kal Penn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kal Penn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kal Penn for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Kal Penn generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Abbott, Robyn Benincasa, Gloria Borger, Anthony Anderson and Linda Alvarado. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kal Penn for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kal Penn Speaker Videos

  • The First Time: Kal Penn
    The ‘Harold & Kumar’ star reflects on his first concert, his bloody big-screen debut and how he got the idea for his new NBC sitcom, ‘Sunnyside’
    Kal Penn Once Had to Stop Working to Get Paid
    James asks Kal Penn about the differences between acting in the United States and acting in India and Kal recalls an independent film he ...
  • Kean Commencement 2017 | Undergraduate Commencement ...
    Kean Commencement 2017 | Undergraduate Commencement Speaker, Mr. Kal Penn. Kean University. Loading... Unsubscribe from Kean ...

Kal Penn News

  • Kal Penn: Aspiring Vegan : NPR

    Penn's unusual resume includes both starring in the Harold & Kumar stoner- comedy franchise, and working for President Barack Obama. In 2007, he became an ...

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