'How I Met Your Mother': Kal Penn on getting back into acting, dating Robin and more


The last time we saw Kal Penn on a TV screen, he was dead.His character on "House" committed suicide in a 2009 episode that ended his time on the show and allowed him to take a job working in the White House. He took a two-year break from acting -- minus a few months to shoot the third "Harold and Kumar" movie last year -- to work in the Obama administration's Office of Public Engagement. Penn is now jumping back into acting, starting Monday night (Oct. 3) when he begins a guest arc on "How I Met Your Mother." He's playing Kevin, a court-appointed therapist for Robin (Cobie Smulders), who's charged with assault and ordered to undergo anger management counseling. Penn talked with Zap2it Monday about his re-entry into show business, his time in Washington and how Kevin comes to "have the hots" for Robin. Zap2it: How did you come to the part on "How...



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