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KAL PENN (Jeeter) recently finished tackling his first lead as "Kumar” in "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” for New Line alongside John Cho. He also played the best friend and co-worker, "Jorge,” to Jamie Kennedy's character "Tim Avery” in "Son of the Mask.”

Kal also has three more features due out in 2005. Besides "A Lot Like Love,” next up is Media 8 Entertainment's "Man About Town” with Ben Affleck and Jerry O'Connell, and he is set to star in "The Namesake” based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri and directed by Mira Nair. Lastly, Kal will begin shooting "Vegas Baby.”

Kal is also making a name for himself on the indie-film circuit. He plays "Bobby” in Victory Productions' "Arrangement” and El Camino Pictures' "Sueno.” He can also be seen in 2003's "American Made” and is currently shooting "Dancing in Twilight” with Mimi Rogers and Erik Avari. Currently, Kal is shooting "Searching for Sara” in Jaisalmer, India, in which he will play "Amar” opposite Justin Theroux and Emmy Rossum.

Kal will forever be remembered for his hilarious role as "Taj” opposite Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid in the comedy "National Lampoon's Van Wilder.” In addition, Kal starred in "Love Don't Cost a Thing,” an urban remake of the '80s hit comedy "Can't Buy Me Love,” alongside Christina Milian and Steve Harvey. Kal was also seen in "Malibu's Most Wanted,” opposite Jamie Kennedy.

Kal was born and raised in New Jersey, which allowed him to train extensively in theatre all over the metropolitan New York area. His most memorable experiences include working with the George Street Playhouse, The Atlantic Theatre Company, The New Jersey Governor's School of the Arts and Rutger's University Summer Arts Institute.

When Kal graduated from the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School, he was accepted into the prestigious School of Theater, Film and Television at the University of California, Los Angeles. During his time at UCLA, Kal continued to build his body of work in film and television both inside and outside of the classroom. Kal currently resides in Los Angeles.


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