Kal Penn is one actor who has proven his wide-ranging talent, from Harold & Kumar star to intern on popular TV drama House. Not only is he an actor, but a political alley to current President, Barack Obama, serving as the Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement during the President's first term and National Campaign Co-Chair for the 2012 election. Now that Penn's current show, We Are Men is canceled, Penn is set to serve on the President's Committee (PCAH) on the Arts and Humanities.
According to the committee's website, the PCAH serves as a cultural affairs advisory board to the President, working with three primary cultural agencies—National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It also collaborates with the private sector, addressing policy issues in the arts and humanities, initiating and supporting important programs in those disciplines and recognizing excellence in these fields.
When announcing the appointment of Kal Penn and other politicians, such as, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Kerry, Obama said they "bring both a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles" and that he is looking forward to working with them.
While Kal Penn may be an actor, he has proven over the years through his political interests that he is not only incredibly talented, but also well-rounded and talented. It will sure be interesting to see what comes about from this next position.