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    Born on April 23, 1977 in Montclair, New Jersey

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House (2004)

Kal Penn as "Dr. Lawrence Kutner"

At fictional Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey, prickly genius Dr. Gregory House tackles health mysteries as would a medical Sherlock Holmes, all the while playing mind games with colleagues that include his best friend, oncologist James Wilson. House, an acerbic infectious disease specialist, solves medical puzzles with the help of a team of young diagnosticians. Flawless instincts and unconventional thinking help earn House great respect, despite his brutal honesty and antisocial tendencies.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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These Are the 30 Best Movies Set in New Jersey

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jul 31st 2014, 8:00AM

Jul 31st 2014, 8:00AM

Here's Why Neil Patrick Harris is Not Gay in 'Harold & Kumar Christmas'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 4th 2011, 12:10PM

Nov 4th 2011, 12:10PM

Why We'll Never Get Sick of 'Harold & Kumar'

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Nov 3rd 2011, 2:00PM

Nov 3rd 2011, 2:00PM

'Harold and Kumar' Star Kal Penn Not 'Vanilla' Enough for Some Casting Directors

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 1st 2011, 11:30AM

Nov 1st 2011, 11:30AM

New 'Harold and Kumar Christmas' Photos: Santa Claus is Unconscious

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 18th 2011, 12:10PM

Oct 18th 2011, 12:10PM

What Were Your Favorite Actors Tweeting When the East Coast Earthquake Hit?

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Aug 23rd 2011, 12:20PM

Aug 23rd 2011, 12:20PM

Kal Penn Leaving Washington for Third 'Harold & Kumar' Movie

Posted by
Bryan Enk on Apr 2nd 2010, 7:45AM

Apr 2nd 2010, 7:45AM

Kal Penn, White House Liaison

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 8th 2009, 12:03PM

Apr 8th 2009, 12:03PM

Interview with Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, Writer/Directors of 'Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay'

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on May 2nd 2008, 4:02PM

May 2nd 2008, 4:02PM

SXSW Review: Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Posted by
Erik Davis on Apr 25th 2008, 7:02AM

Apr 25th 2008, 7:02AM

Live from SXSW: Film Festival Madness

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Mar 9th 2008, 3:02PM

Mar 9th 2008, 3:02PM

Indies on DVD: 'Waitress,' 'The Namesake,' 'Manufactured Landscapes'

Posted by
Peter Martin on Nov 27th 2007, 6:02AM

Nov 27th 2007, 6:02AM

AFF Panel: 'Harold and Kumar' Writers Share Tips, Discuss Sequel

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Oct 29th 2007, 8:02AM

Oct 29th 2007, 8:02AM

Review: The Namesake

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Mar 16th 2007, 1:02PM

Mar 16th 2007, 1:02PM

Review: Epic Movie

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Jan 26th 2007, 3:01PM

Jan 26th 2007, 3:01PM

Harold and Kumar Go to President Bush's House

Posted by
Erik Davis on Dec 5th 2006, 6:01AM

Dec 5th 2006, 6:01AM

The Van Wilder Soundtrack Tour

Posted by
Erik Davis on Dec 4th 2006, 11:32AM

Dec 4th 2006, 11:32AM

Van Wilder: The Rise Of Taj Poster Is Online

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Nov 2nd 2006, 3:06PM

Nov 2nd 2006, 3:06PM

Harold and Kumar 2 Becomes Official

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 30th 2006, 7:32AM

Oct 30th 2006, 7:32AM

Bauer Martinez is Under New Management

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 19th 2006, 1:03PM

Oct 19th 2006, 1:03PM


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