Kal Penn

Biography

Date of Birth 23 April 1977, Montclair, New Jersey, USA Birth Name Kalpen Suresh Modi Height 5' 10" (1.78 m) Penn was born in Montclair, New Jersey to an engineer father and a mother who worked as a fragrance evaluator for a perfume company; both of his parents were immigrants of Indian Gujarati ancestry. Penn is an alumnus of Howell High School, where he was active in the school's theater productions, and The Fine and Performing Arts Specialized Learning Center for three years. He attended UCLA where he double majored in Film and Sociology. While at UCLA, he was a founding member of the underground intellectual society, "6 South." Due to creative differences the group disbanded but are currently considering a reunion.[citation needed] He also played a big role in the on-campus club, Sangam, which has also disbanded. Penn's feature film debut came in 1998 in Express: Aisle to Glory. He has since appeared in American Desi, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Malibu's Most Wanted, A Lot Like Love, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Dude, Where's the Party?, Love Don't Cost a Thing, Superman Returns, National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj, Epic Movie, The Namesake, and will be a part of the upcoming Harold & Kumar 2. Penn was featured in the The Lonely Island's rejected Awesometown MTV pilot music video, along with his friend Brandon Routh (who played Superman in Superman Returns).

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Birth Name

Kalpen Suresh Modi

Birth Place

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Birth Date

4/23/1977
Known For
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Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Kumar

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Epic Movie

Edward

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Kumar

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Bachelor Party Vegas

Z-Bob

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The Girl in the Photographs

Peter Hemmings

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Ball & Chain

Bobby

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The Problem with Apu

Self

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The Ashram

Nitin

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Dancing in Twilight

Sam

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Van Wilder

Taj Mahal Badalandabad

Starring In
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Untitled Horror Movie

Mark

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The Ashram

Nitin

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The Layover

Anuj

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The Problem with Apu

Self

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Speech & Debate

James Merrick

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The Girl in the Photographs

Peter Hemmings

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The Sisterhood of Night

Gordy Gambhir

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A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

Kumar

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Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Kumar

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Epic Movie

Edward

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24 Hours - Season 6

Ahmed Amar

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Man About Town

Alan Fineberg

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Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj

Taj Mahal Badalandabad

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Deck the Halls

Amit Sayid - Satellite Computer Tech (uncredited)

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Superman Returns

Stanford

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The Namesake

Gogol Ganguli

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Bachelor Party Vegas

Z-Bob

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A Lot Like Love

Jeeter

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Son of the Mask

Jorge

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Sueño

Raj

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Dancing in Twilight

Sam

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Kumar Patel

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Ball & Chain

Bobby

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Love Don't Cost a Thing

Kenneth Warman

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Malibu's Most Wanted

Hadji

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Dude, Where's the Party?

Mo (Mohan Bakshi)

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Van Wilder

Taj Mahal Badalandabad

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