The mystery actor behind 'Friends' iconic character, 'Ugly Naked Guy,' revealed

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Find Out Who Played the Iconic 'Ugly Naked Guy' on 'Friends'

A longtime Friends mystery has finally been solved: the identity of Ugly Naked Guy!

Fans of the beloved sitcom remember the faceless and nameless bit character Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey often referenced throughout the course of the series.

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The character, however, only appeared onscreen twice -- first in season three and then in season five -- and the role was never officially credited, though the wrong actor was often tagged with the part (Michael Hagerty).

The real thespian behind Ugly Naked Guy? Jon Haugen.

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"There's only one Ugly Naked Guy, man, and that was me," Haugen told The Huffington Post after a lengthy investigation.

When asked why he never came forward publicly about having played the iconic role, Haugen was honest.

"The reason I never came forward was because I was just keeping it mellow because [studio] Warner Bros. was keeping it mellow," he said. "They wanted everybody to have a guess who I was."

Even after all these years of secrecy, Haugen had fond memories of his brief time on the Friends set. And no, he wasn't actually naked for his scenes.

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"It was the best time in my life," he reminisced. "I was the man."

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The mystery actor behind 'Friends' iconic character, 'Ugly Naked Guy,' revealed

Jennifer Aniston: $150 million

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Courteney Cox: $120 million

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Lisa Kudrow: $60 million

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Matthew Perry: $70 million

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Matt Leblanc: $60 million

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David Schwimmer: $80 million

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Haugen still holds out hope for a reunion with the entire Friends cast. (Five of the six main stars reunited in February for a James Burrows tribute; Matthew Perry was in London working on a play at the time.)

"I was hoping they would bring me back and we'd do some more," Haugen said. "Maybe we can create a buzz and get everybody back together."

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