Kal Penn returns to the White House
Actor Kalpen Modi (also known as Kal Penn) has finished filming the latest "Harold & Kumar" installment and is joining the president's team once again.
ABC News reports that the White House released a statement outlining the actor-gone-staffer-gone-actor-gone-staffer's new role:
The White House is pleased to have Kalpen Modi join the Office of Public Engagement as an Associate Director," White House spokesman Shin Inouye said in a statement on Monday. "While OPE works collectively on conducting outreach to the American public and various organizations, he will be the point person for those in the Arts, Youth, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
Modi, best known for his role as Kumar in the "Harold & Kumar" films, began working for the White House's Office of Public Engagement in July 2009 as a liaison to the Asian American and arts communities. He left the job this summer to return to the silver screen. His return to politics is not from out of the blue. Modi appeared on the campaign trail for Democrats in the closing weeks of the 2010 election cycle.
| November 15, 2010; 6:06 PM ET
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