Lawrence Kutner (born Lawrence Choudhary), M.D., is a fictional character on the Fox medical drama House. He is played by Kal Penn. He becomes a member of House's new diagnostic team in "Games", the ninth episode of the fourth season. Kutner commits suicide in the fifth season episode "Simple Explanation".
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Lawrence Kutner was one of the new fellows hired by House at the end of the episode Games in Season 4. He was portrayed by actor Kal Penn. He was a specialist in sports medicine and rehabilitation.
In the Season 5 episode "Simple Explanation," Kutner was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Police deemed his shooting a suicide, but House felt that his suicide made no sense and, despite all the evidence to the contrary, believed at first that Kutner had been murdered. However it was clear that Kutner was shot with a gun he owned which had his fingerprints on it.
During his season and a half on House M.D., Kutner became one of the most popular characters and at the time of his death appeared to be the brightest and most talented of the fellows in the field of diagnostic medicine, coming up with numerous good ideas and correct diagnoses during his tenure.
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Physician Department of Diagnostic Medicine Fellow (seasons 4–5)