The Half Told Stories of FRIENDS: The Ugly Naked Guy

My Musings / Monday, January 16th, 2017

Appeared in:

The One With The Giant Poking Device (Season 3; Episode 8)

The One Where Everybody Finds Out (Season 5; Episode 14)

‘The Ugly Naked Guy’ from Friends is the person  who likes to live naked. He lives across Monica’s apartment building and the friends watch him roam, eat, sleep and hangout naked in his apartment. He appears time to time in initial seasons until Ross gets his apartment. Unfortunately the directors never showed us his face. We always got to see his half-naked body (obviously). The producers didn’t even credit him in the initial or last credit list. I always wanted to put a face on the name ‘The Ugly Naked Guy’. When I asked Google to help me, an article popped up regarding the same.

Todd Van Luling wrote an article in ‘The Huffington Post’ and shared his year long struggle to put a face on the name of ‘The Ugly Naked Guy.’ Thanks to him, I got my answer and now it’s my turn to share the information. 

The person who played the role of ‘The Ugly Naked Guy’ is Jon Haugen. He was cast as a junior artist on 11th hour so no one remembered him. In his interview Jon stated that “it was the best time of his life.”

Do read Todd’s year long journey in the quest of finding ‘The Ugly Naked Guy’:

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