Kal Penn leaves White House, returns to acting

Jlboygenius, Flickr
Jlboygenius, Flickr

Kal Penn is best known for his role in the ‘Harold and Kumar’ films, but the actor decided to break away from acting after he accepted the role of Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement back in 2009.

Like many actors before him that have dabbled in politics, Penn is returning to acting and has been cast in the very funny CBS sitcom, ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Penn will be taking on the role of a love interest for Robin’s character.  Craig Thomas, the creator of the show, had this to say about Robin’s character last season;

“Robin didn’t do a [heck] of a lot of dating at all. She was more [immersed in] switching careers.”

The ‘How I met Your Mother’ crew will be back on air September 19.

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