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Kal Penn

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Kalpen Suresh Modi (born April 23, 1977), known professionally as Kal Penn, is an American actor, author, academic lecturer, and former White House staff member in the Barack Obama administration. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as White House staffer Seth Wright on Designated Survivor and Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series. He is also recognized for his performance in the film The Namesake. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kal Penn has received more than 10,989,544 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Kal Penn is the 6,664th most popular actor (down from 4,648th in 2019), the 9,899th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,207th in 2019) and the 3,201st most popular American Actor.

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  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.50

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Kal Penn ranks 6,664 out of 9,996Before him are Lee Jin-wook, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Jerry Yan, Zach Roerig, Anna Belknap, and Clarence Gilyard. After him are Shriram Lagoo, Yū Aoi, Logan Marshall-Green, Lorena Rojas, Jamie Chung, and Aubrey Plaza.

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Among people born in 1977, Kal Penn ranks 192Before him are Robin Thicke, Bode Miller, Birgit Prinz, Alessandro Lucarelli, Mehdi Mahdavikia, and Jerry Yan. After him are Vitor Belfort, Pablo Gabriel García, Max Mirnyi, A.J. Styles, László Nemes, and Axwell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kal Penn ranks 9,899 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Shy (1908), Zach Roerig (1985), Anna Belknap (1972), Ron Harper (1964), Clarence Gilyard (1955), and Ralph Bishop (1915). After him are Logan Marshall-Green (1976), Jamie Chung (1983), Aubrey Plaza (1984), Terry Kiser (1939), Saweetie (1993), and Greg Maddux (1966).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kal Penn ranks 3,201Before him are Mary Woronov (1943), Chad Lowe (1968), Esther Ralston (1902), Zach Roerig (1985), Anna Belknap (1972), and Clarence Gilyard (1955). After him are Logan Marshall-Green (1976), Jamie Chung (1983), Aubrey Plaza (1984), Terry Kiser (1939), Edmund Breese (1871), and Summer Phoenix (1978).

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