Every friend’s fan knows Ugly Naked Guy but no one actually knew who he was.
It was a huge fan theory for a while that Michael G. Hagerty AKA Treeger the caretaker was the mystery man.
This was wrong however as the actual actor who played him has finally been revealed.
A couple of years ago The Huffington Post took on the difficult task of unmasking the nude character. They covered all leads from writer David Crane to David Schwimmer
A line producer for the show got in touch and said: “Here’s what I remember. It was an extra and we wanted it to fly under the radar because we didn’t want somebody, like, being Ugly Naked Guy.”
Explaining the casting process for the role, Stevens said, “We just had Central Casting send a few people over. It was not somebody with a history on the show or anything.” He said that the casting was “done very last minute, both times [they filmed] Ugly Naked Guy.”
The casting company finally revealed that Ugly Naked Guys real name is John Haugen.
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The man has even set up an IMDB page for his starring role.
“You want to let the world know who the real Ugly Naked Guy is, huh?” Haugen said.
“There’s only one Ugly Naked Guy, man, and that was me.”
When asked why he finally decided to come forward he said:
“Because I was just keeping it mellow because Warner Brothers was keeping it mellow. They wanted everybody to have a guess who I was.”
When asked what it was like on set:
“I wasn’t really expecting them to call me back for me to do it again,” said Haugen, but he loved the character so much that he was hoping they would. “It was the best time in my life. I was the man.” N’AWWWWW.
“It wasn’t painful. The hard part was holding my breath,” Haugen said. “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.”
There was also the scene where he met a naked Ross:
“I was in boxer shorts,” admitted Haugen. “At first I was feeling a little shy because I had about 500 people watching me in the audience besides the crew and everything. But after about two minutes went by, I was real comfortable and David Schwimmer was real comfortable. We were just in boxer shorts and they made it look like we were naked.”
Haugen said he really bonded with Schwimmer on the set. “He made me feel like I was his brother,” he said. “I’ve been on a lot of TV sitcoms and ‘Friends’ was my favorite. Everybody was fantastic. They treated me like I was family.”
Ugly Naked Guy Is up for a reunion:
“I was hoping they would bring me back and we’d do some more. Maybe we can create a buzz and get everybody back together.”