'Kumar' Goes Back to White House
Actor Kal Penn wraps latest movie, returns to old job
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2010 7:18 PM CST
In this Jan. 25, 2009 file photo, Kal Penn arrives at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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(Newser) – Kal Penn—aka Kalpen Modi, aka Kumar—has once again traded in White Castle for the White House, reports ABC News. The actor best known for the Harold & Kumar movies left his gig at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in April to shoot a third one and today returned to his job at the Office of Public Engagement, where he'll serve as point person for those in the "Arts, Youth, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities." For more on Penn's unusual career trajectory, click here.