Jon Haugen has been revealed as the ‘ugly naked guy’ from iconic hit TV show, Friends!
The identity of the ugly naked guy from Friends has been one of the show’s best kept secrets. His true identity had remained a mystery for years and even after the show ended back in 2004. Now it can be revealed that Jon Haugen is the actor playing the funny and well remembered role.
His identify was unveiled thanks to a writer from the Huffington Post who tracked him down for over a year! It appears that Jon Haugen was not credited because he was considered an extra. He told the Huff Post it was the best time of his life.
Haugen told the Huff Post writer, that he had kept secret his on-screen identity at the request of Warner Brothers, the studio that made Friends.
Though his face was never seen on the show, Jon Haugen/ugly naked guy, appeared in two episodes and was referenced in countless others. With only a glimpse of almost his entire body, he caused the grossed reactions of Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey which in return made millions of viewers crack-up.
The first time we ever heard of the ugly naked guy is in season three. The whole episode is dedicated to him and was titled, “The One With The Giant Poking Device.”
During the episode, the Friends cast appear poking him with a huge pole made out of chopsticks. He revealed to the Huff Post it didn’t hurt and the only hard part was to have to hold his breath.
His second and final episode is when Ross moves in to the Ugly Naked Man’s apartment, in a famous scene that involved him and David Schwimmer eating muffins without clothes on.
Just to clear off the air, Jon Haugen also revealed, he was never actually naked, instead he wore a boxer shorts for the scenes.
According to his IMDB page, Jon Haugen’s credits include a pair of episodes from the NBC hit show (“The One with the Giant Poling Device” in season three and “The One Where Everybody Finds Out” in season five).
Haugen also said, he would be down to do a reunion with the cast!