So this is what 'Ugly Naked Guy' from Friends looks like

After years of wondering, we have an answer.

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From 1994 to 2004, across 10 seasons, Friends had us asking one question. No, it wasn't 'Will Ross and Rachel finally get it together?' No, it wasn't 'Why are there so many nipples in this show?'

It was simply this: who is Ugly Naked Guy?

You know Ugly Naked Guy, and yet you don't. He's the chap in the apartment across the street who never wore clothes and was, er, facially challenged - yeah, that's a nice way of putting it - but we just had to take the guys' word for it.


Ugly Naked Guy never got a credit in the show or showed his face, so his identity is a mystery. That is to say, his identity was a mystery.

Writer Todd Van Luling went on an epic year-long journey to discovery the real Ugly Naked Guy (you can read the full story on Huffington Post, and you should), but we can't tease you any longer.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present: the real Ugly Naked Guy.

Source: John Haugen

His name is John Haugen, and he is certainly not ugly. Or naked. But why would John not want to capitalise on the fame that being Ugly Naked Guy would bring him? Okay, apart from the obvious.

“The reason I never came forward,” Haugen told Van Luling, “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.”

So now we know. Another of the great 90s mysteries solved. Next up: could those gooey aliens really have babies if you put them in the egg pod together?

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