Kal Penn, the actor/bureaucrat torn between Hollywood and Washington, will give into his wonky-political side Monday, when he campaigns for President Obama in Arlington.

Actor Kal Penn, left, speaks at a volunteer canvass kickoff event for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in October 2010 in Henderson, Nev. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Penn will talk about why he supports Obama and “highlight how high the stakes are for Virginians in this year’s election,”a campaign official said.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Afterward, Penn will head to the campaign’s Arlington office to greet phone-bank volunteers.