Actor Kal Penn from ‘House’ to White House
Kal Penn of ‘House’ and ‘Harold and Kumar’ fame is going to work for President Barack Obama on Asian-American outreach. I say good for him, giving up the Hollywood bucks and serving his country.
From the Associated Press:
The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama’s administration and Asian constituents.
White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Tuesday that the actor who had a recurring role on Fox’s TV show “House” and has starred in several movies would join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison. His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts groups.
You can read an interview with Penn about his move here.