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Kal Penn

Kal Penn

United States

Age: 46

Born: 23 Apr, 1977

Known for

In Designated Survivor as Seth Wrightas Seth Wright

in Designated Survivor
In House as Dr. Lawrence Kutneras Dr. Lawrence Kutner

in House
In Clarice as Shaan Tripathias Shaan Tripathi

in Clarice
In The Santa Clauses as Simon Choksias Simon Choksi

in The Santa Clauses

TV Series Starring Kal Penn

The Daily Show (2023)The Daily Show (2023)
Comedy Central, 2023 | Comedy, Talk Shows, Variety
Rating: 2.7/5

Following on from Trevor Noah leaving The Daily Show at the end of 2022, a series of guest hosts will begin presenting the show in 2023, ahead of a new permanent host been found.

The Santa ClausesThe Santa Clauses
Disney+, 2022 | Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

On the brink of his 65th birthday, Scott Calvin realizes he can't be Santa forever. He's starting to lose a step in his Santa duties, and more importantly, he's got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two kids who have grown up at the Pole. With a lot of elves, children, and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.

CBS, 2021 | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Clarice is set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. The series is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.

Money HungryMoney Hungry
Food Network, 2021 | Cooking/Food, Reality, Game Show
Rating: 3/5

In the ultimate test of their taste buds, talented chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and amateur home cooks are vying to win $50,000 in the new high-stakes show. Competitors showcase their impressive palates in a series of increasingly complex tasting challenges that push their senses and culinary knowledge to the limits. With each dish dramatically revealed under a cloche, the action begins with 60 seconds of rapid-fire tastings where the competitors must identify specific ingredients, then proceed to the main-course round where the challenges become more difficult with every reveal. Each episode has two guest panelists, who are available to provide "flavor favors" - limited lifelines to competitors. In the end, only those that survive through the final tasting are awarded $50,000.

Kal Penn Approves This MessageKal Penn Approves This Message
Freeform, 2020 | Comedy, Talk Shows | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

Kal Penn Approves This Message is an unscripted comedy series that covers topics relevant to Millennial and GenZ voters. The show includes comedic field pieces and sit-down interviews. The topics covered in the show range from voting basics to voter empowerment, the economy to climate change. The show aims to inform and entertain its audience.

Mira, Royal DetectiveMira, Royal Detective
Disney Junior, 2020 | Children, Animation
Rating: 1/5

The series centers on Mira, who, along with her friend Prince Neel, creative cousin Priya, and comical mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku, takes young viewers on adventures that highlight critical thinking and encourage deductive reasoning. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that celebrate the cultures and customs of India by incorporating authentic storytelling, music, food, fashion, language, art and dance.

Sunnyside (2019)Sunnyside (2019)
NBC, 2019 | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Former New York City Councilman Garrett Shah finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream.

This Giant Beast That is the Global EconomyThis Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
Amazon, 2019 | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Actor and former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement, Kal Penn, takes viewers around the world to meet key players behind some of the more serious and bizarre movements in today's economy.

FOX, 2017 | Reality, Game Show
Rating: 2.8/5

Hosted by actor Kal Penn, this jaw-dropping one-hour competition series will test the abilities of ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize. In each episode, five contestants who possess a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and more are challenged to push their skills to the limit, yet only one will take home the title of SUPERHUMAN and the $50,000 grand prize.

Designated SurvivorDesignated Survivor
Netflix, 2016 | Drama, Action, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

Designated Survivor follows the story of a Cabinet member who becomes President after an attack wipes out the government during a State of the Union event. The Designated Survivor is a person who is kept hidden in a secure location and is ready to take over the presidency in case of a national emergency.

Battle CreekBattle Creek
CBS, 2015 | Comedy, Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The show centers on two detectives with very different world views who are teamed up. They must answer the question: is cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan in the face of a complete lack of resources; or is the exact opposite true - it takes naivete, trust and a boatload of resources?

The Big Picture With Kal PennThe Big Picture With Kal Penn

Discover the unexpected realities of the world and our daily lives through data analysis and creative visualization in The Big Picture With Kal Penn. Explore themes like money, sex, food, sports, and crime through in-depth personal stories and infographics. Premiered on National Geographic Channel.

Hulu, 2014 | Comedy, Horror | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

Deadbeat is a supernatural comedy co-production with Lionsgate TV. Tyler Labine stars as a medium who will do anything to put ghosts to rest. Brandon T. Jackson and Cat Deeley also star. The show follows the life of a medium who goes to great lengths to help ghosts pass on. Deadbeat is a hilarious comedy with a supernatural twist.

We Are MenWe Are Men
CBS, 2013 | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

After being left at the altar, a man moves into a short-term housing complex and befriends some divorced guys who teach him about life and love. Together they navigate the ups and downs of relationships while sharing their own hilarious misadventures. Get ready for a comedy that's all about the bromance!

The Big Brain Theory: Pure GeniusThe Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius

The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius is a thrilling TV series where contestants compete to solve seemingly impossible engineering challenges. Each week, the contestants showcase their genius as they battle it out to come up with the most innovative solutions. Get ready for some mind-blowing engineering feats!

FOX, 2004 | Drama, Mystery, Medical | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Meet Dr. House, a brilliant but unorthodox diagnostician who leads a team of doctors to solve the most complex medical cases. With his razor-sharp wit and unconventional methods, House will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind each patient's illness. Don't miss this thrilling medical drama.