Washington (CNN) - Just in time to escape from the hot and humid Washington summer, actor turned White House staffer Kal Penn has left his position with the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Penn, whose real name is Kalpen Modi, left his post as associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement on June 1 because of prior obligations.
"In order to fulfill a commitment he made prior to the start of his employ here, Mr. Modi resigned his post on June 1," White House spokesman Shin Inouye told CNN. "We deeply appreciate his service and wish him the best in his future endeavors."
According to reports, Penn is scheduled to film another installment of his "Harold and Kumar" movies.
During his time in DC, he was robbed at gunpoint. His wallet and cell phone were stolen, but he was not seriously injured.
Penn was a vocal supporter of then candidate-Obama and often appeared on the campaign trail on Obama's behalf.
Leaving one circus for another, eh?
Now to light up a big fatty. Where's the White Castle?
Thank goodness! I can't wait for the next Harold and Kumar installment...
Must be on a quest for White Castle.
Thanks for the service, but you are a better actor.
During his time in DC, he was robbed at gunpoint.
Now he knows how the rest of America feels with the dems in control.
Leaving the white house to make harold & kumar 3? Thanks President Obama for surrounding yourself with competent, committed people...
I think the White House is a better gig.
Another brother in law appointee deal huh?
What we need is an "Obama and Kumar" movie. It can be about how an incompetent president somehow finds a way to destroy the American way of life by installing counter-productive economic/environmental policies and government overspending–while partying with a former Beatle, spending hundreds of thousand of taxpayer dollars on dates with Michelle and preaching to anyone that will listen. The film would be a hit (with liberals and the French).
Like mice from a sinking ship... everyone's running
LOL!! I'm sorry robbed at gunpoint? That's DC for ya!
How about a movie "Kumar The Left-Wing Tool."
He'll be welcome back with open arms to Hollywood - for doing absolutely NOTHING!
Who really gives a rip about some minor league actor leaving DC, to bad he could not convince the larger actor pretending to be President to go with him.
Bailing like rats off a sinking ship.
And this is news why? Just another Obama hack getting out while the getting is good.