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Kal Penn


Kal was born and raised in New Jersey, US. His parents immigrated to America from India. His mother works for a perfume company, as a fragrance evaluator, and his father is an engineer. He attended the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School where he participated in the school's theater productions. In 1995, he moved to... See full bio »

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 2015 Battle Creek (TV Series) (pre-production)
Detective Fontanelle
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Detective Fontanelle
- Heirlooms (2015) ... Detective Fontanelle
- Syruptitious (2015) ... Detective Fontanelle
- Pilot (2015) ... Detective Fontanelle
- Old Flames ... Detective Fontanelle
 2014 Outliving Emily (post-production)
Tim (Segment 2)
 2014 The Sisterhood of Night (completed)
Gordy Gambhir
 2011-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Kevin
- Gary Blauman (2014) ... Kevin
- The Drunk Train (2012) ... Kevin
- 46 Minutes (2012) ... Kevin
- Tailgate (2012) ... Kevin
- Tick Tick Tick (2011) ... Kevin
 2013 Dementamania
Christian Van Burden
 2013 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
Motwani
 2012 Prairie Dogs (TV Movie)
Neil
 2008 Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam (Video short)
Kumar
 2008 Two Sisters (TV Movie)
 2007 The Call (TV Movie)
Ian
 2007 Epic Movie
Edward
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Henry Chanoor
- Outsider (2007) ... Henry Chanoor
 2006 Deck the Halls
Amit Sayid - Satellite Computer Tech (uncredited)
 2006 The Namesake
Gogol / Nikhil
 2006 The Danny Comden Project (TV Movie)
Max
 2006 Bachelor Party Vegas (Video)
Z-Bob
 2006 Man About Town
Alan Fineberg
 2005 Dancing in Twilight
Sam
 2005 Sueño
Raj
 2005 Awesometown (TV Short)
Guy Reading Newspaper
 2003-2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Vandana's Fiancee / Jagdesh
- Cosmopolitan (2004) ... Vandana's Fiancee
- American Made (2003) ... Jagdesh (as Kalpen Modi)
 2004 Ball & Chain
Bobby
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie)
Harrison
 2003 American Made (Short)
 2003 Cosmopolitan (TV Movie)
Vandana's Fiancee
 2003 Tru Calling (TV Series)
Steven
- Haunted (2003) ... Steven
 2003 All About the Andersons (TV Series)
Doctor George
- Pilot (2003) ... Doctor George
 2003 Where's the Party Yaar?
Mo (Mohan Bakshi)
 2003 Regarding Ardy (TV Movie)
Fred
 2002 Hector (Short)
Kendal Cunningham
 2002 Badger
Sanjay
 2001 The Agency (TV Series)
Malek
- Rules of the Game (2001) ... Malek
 2001 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Solomon Al-Ramai
- Baby Love (2001) ... Solomon Al-Ramai
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Narajan
- The Longer You Stay (2001) ... Narajan
 2001 Angel (TV Series)
Young Man in Fez
- That Vision Thing (2001) ... Young Man in Fez
 2001 That's Life (TV Series)
- Larva (2001)
 2001 American Desi
Ajay Pandya
 2000 Spin City (TV Series)
Buddy
- The Spanish Prisoner (2000) ... Buddy
 2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Prajeeb
- You Can't Twin (2000) ... Prajeeb
 1999 Brookfield (TV Movie)
Kumar Zimmerman (Series Regular)
 1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Hunt
- Beer Bad (1999) ... Hunt
 1999 Freshmen
Ajay
 1998 Express: Aisle to Glory (Short)
Jackie Newton
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (42 credits)

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Other Works:

In February 2003, appeared as "Fred" in The Lonely Island's Episode 2: Regarding Andy. http://www.thelonelyisland.com/episodes.html

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kalpen Modi

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in "New York" Magazine, discussing the dissimilarity between his real life and the "Kumar" character] I don't smoke weed. That's not something that I generally offer up in terms of talking points about the movie, because there are a lot of stoners that like the movie and you never want to make them feel like something's disingenuous. But for me, it was always a buddy comedy or, you know, if it ... See more »

Trivia:

Is best friends with John Cho, Ryan Reynolds and Neil Patrick Harris. See more »

Nickname:

Hollywood See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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