{{Template:Character |image = Heckles.jpg |Portrayer = Larry Hankin |First = The One With The Blackout |last = The One With The Flashback |Duration = 1994-1996 |Occupation = Retired Doctor}Monica and Rachel's downstairs neighbor, an eccentric elderly man who constantly complains about the noise, although the six friends are being perfectly decent in volume whenever he makes a complaint. His reason for this is never revealed, but implied after his death to be that he was a lonely old man who made up stories to get attention, which was presumably his motivation for claiming a lost cat Rachel had found belonged to him in his first appearance in "The One with the Blackout",[e 24]. He appears again in "The One with Two Parts, Part 1"[e 25] and "The One Where the Monkey Gets Away"[e 26] before dying in "The One Where Mr. Heckles Dies".[e 27] As a last spiteful act, he leaves all of his junk to "the noisy girls upstairs". He makes a final cameo appearance in "The One with the Flashback",[e 28] set in 1993, where he complains that Phoebe's noise is disturbing his oboe practice (even though he doesn't actually play the oboe), and inadvertently causes Joey to be Chandler's roommate. when dr drake goes in season 2 he is later played by Larry Hankin