February 23rd, 2011
11:27 AM ET
"Hi folks, I'm Kalpen Modi from the White House Office of Public Engagement," the actor-turned civil servant says in a video posted Tuesday on the White House blog.
"I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about something important in the new health care law for you as a young person," Modi continues.
Of course, most of those young people he was addressing know Modi not for his role in the White House , but as Kal Penn the actor, famous for his character Kumar in the popular "Harold and Kumar" movie series. Modi has worked in a relatively low profile White House job since 2009, briefly taking a hiatus last year to film a movie.
In the video, Modi, in a suit and tie, explains how those under the age of 26 can ensure they are covered by their parents' insurance plan as dictated in the Obama health care law.
Not as entertaining as Kumar, but a solid performance nonetheless.