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Kal Penn

Kal Penn



United States

Age: 47

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 Running | Comedy, Talk Shows, Variety
Rating: 3.7/5

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 Running | Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

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.


ClariceClarice
CBS, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

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 On Hiatus | 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 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Talk Shows | ► Trailer
Rating: 1/5

A smart, irreverent unscripted comedy series that explores issues relevant to Millennial and GenZ voters. Each episode consists of comedic field pieces and a sit-down interview with topics ranging from voting basics to voter empowerment, the economy to climate change.


Mira, Royal DetectiveMira, Royal Detective
Disney Junior, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | 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 Cancelled/Ended | 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
Prime Video, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | 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.


SuperhumanSuperhuman
FOX, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | 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 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

When the President, VP, and Cabinet all meet in one location for an event such as the State of the Union, one Cabinet member is conspicuously missing: the Designated Survivor. Hidden away in an undisclosed location with Presidential-level security, the Designated Survivor is ready to take the reins of the President should the unthinkable happen and the rest of the government is wiped out in an attack.


Battle CreekBattle Creek
CBS, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | 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
Nat Geo, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer

With the explosion of infographics and big data, maps aren't just about geography anymore. They can tell us all kinds of things about the human experience. National Geographic Channel's new series The Big Picture With Kal Penn is all about finding the unexpected==and sometimes surprising-realities in both the world at large and our own backyard, revealed by crunching the numbers and finding new ways to visualize data. Host and producer Kal Penn is taking viewers on a journey to understand how things like money, sex, food, sports and crime influence our daily lives. Exploring and generating infographics from information banks and data analyses, we investigate different themes through the mapping of new data, the creative visualization of information, and in-depth personal stories with fascinating characters.


DeadbeatDeadbeat
Hulu, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Horror | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

This is a co-production with Lionsgate TV and stars Tyler Labine as a medium who will go to drastic lengths to put ghosts to rest. The supernatural comedy series also stars Brandon T. Jackson and "So You Think You Can Dance's" Cat Deeley.


We Are MenWe Are Men
CBS, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | 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
Discovery, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Discovery/Science, Educational, Reality
Rating: 1/5

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!


HouseHouse
FOX, 2004 Cancelled/Ended | 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.