Kal Penn Says He Isn’t Like Joaquin Phoenix And Will Return To Acting

by | April 8, 2009 at 2:31 PM | TV News

Kal Penn stunned ‘House’ fans when he decided to leave the show and join the Obama administration as Associate Director in the Office of Public Liaison; but now he says that he will come back to acting.

“I’m obviously putting it on hold while I am working in the White House, ” he said to a radio station earlier today. “It’s not a Joaquin Phoenix-style, walking-away-and-never coming-back [move].”

The actor decided to leave the series after campaigining for Obama during the writer’s strike. As previously reported, his character committed suicide.

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