Ugly Naked Guy was the unsung hero of Friends. Just like his name suggests, he was the unfortunate-looking guy who lived across from the gang and liked to sit around in his apartment stark naked.
But what did Ugly Naked Guy actually look like? Although he physically appeared in two episodes of the show ( ‘The One With The Giant Poking Device’ and ‘The One Where Everybody Finds Out’), fans never got to see his face and the actor’s identity remained a mystery.
Things got even murkier when IMDB listed the actor who played Ugly Naked Guy as Michael Hagerty.
But Hagerty portrayed Mr Treeger the building superintendent and always denied that he was the one to play the ugly naked neighbour.
So who is the real Ugly Naked Guy? A HuffPost journalist recently tracked down the actor after a year of searching and this is what they found.
“There’s only one Ugly Naked Guy, man, and that was me.
“The reason I never came forward was because I was just keeping it mellow because Warner Brothers was keeping it mellow. They wanted everybody to have a guess who I was.
“I wasn’t really expecting them to call me back for me to do it again.
“It was the best time in my life. I was the man.”
Haugen famously had to appear as though he was dead when Ross and co are worried their neighbour has passed away. Apparently the hardest part was having to hold his breath for so long:
“It wasn’t painful. The hard part was holding my breath.
“It was, like, almost two o’clock in the morning when we were filming that part and I was real tired because we had rehearsed all day.
“It was the last scene and I had to make sure I was perfect to get everybody out of there to go home.”
Haugen has fond memories of his time on the show and is eager for a cast reunion of some kind.
“I was hoping they would bring me back and we’d do some more,” he said. “Maybe we can create a buzz and get everybody back together.”
Fingers crossed we see the Friends together again soon!