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List Rules Any famous former SNL cast member

This list of the most successful Saturday Night Live alumni in the show’s history, has been ranked by SNL fans. In the 40+ seasons SNL has been on the air, there have been hundreds of cast members, each comedian bringing laughter into the homes of millions for multiple generations. Every few years cast members leave to pursue their acting, stand-up comedy, producing, and writing careers,making way for new cast members to become the new faces of sketch comedy. Many of the alumni of Saturday Night Live went on to be some of the most famous actors in the business, in movies, television, and theater.

Many comedic actors who are most known for their movies that make hundreds of millions of dollars got their start on SNL, such as Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, and Eddie Murphy. Other former SNL cast mates went on to create and/or star in some of the most successful television shows, such as Tina Fey’s 30 Rock and Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation. Jimmy Fallon is currently a late night host, while Al Franken went on to become a politician.

Which SNL cast members went on to have amazingly successful careers? Whose career simply faded away? Which are the most successful SNL alumni? Of the SNL full cast, there has been a wide range of success. This least features the Saturday Night Live alumni with the most success under their belts.

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Bill Murray Iron Chef America, SCTV Network 90 Banzai

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Steve Martin The Tracey Ullman Show, Biography Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Eddie Murphy Saturday Night Live, Shrek the Halls The PJs

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Tina Fey 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live, Eastbound & Down Tim and Eric Awesome Show

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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Jimmy Fallon 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Robert Downey Jr. Ally McBeal, The Twilight Zone Mussolini: The Untold Story

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Dan Aykroyd Saturday Night Live, The Real Ghostbusters Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Adam Sandler Saturday Night Live, Rules of Engagement Remote Control

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Mike Myers Saturday Night Live, Bizarre King of Kensington

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Chris Rock In Living Color, Everybody Hates Chris The Chris Rock Show

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Chevy Chase Community, Saturday Night Live The Chevy Chase Show

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Billy Crystal Saturday Night Live, Soap The Critic

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Ben Stiller Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Ben Stiller Show Wish Kids

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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live, Bored to Death The Looney Tunes Show

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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live Veep

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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live Broad City

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John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
John Belushi Saturday Night Live, The Richard Pryor Show

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Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live, The Dana Carvey Show Blue Thunder

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Martin Short Damages, Merlin SCTV Channel

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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
David Spade Saturday Night Live, Beavis and Butt-head Rules of Engagement

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Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Andy Samberg Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Freaknik: The Musical

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Phil Hartman The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live The Jetsons

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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Jim Belushi Hey Arnold!, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Gilda Radner Saturday Night Live, Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins Music for UNICEF Concert

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Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Jon Lovitz NewsRadio, The Critic Foley Square

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Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Rob Schneider Men Behaving Badly, Rob Jancis Robinson's Wine Course

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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Maya Rudolph Up All Night, TV Funhouse City of Angels

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Sarah Silverman Bob's Burgers, Mr. Show with Bob and David Greg the Bunny

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Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Jason Sudeikis Saturday Night Live, The Cleveland Show Eastbound & Down

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Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Tracy Morgan 30 Rock, The Tracy Morgan Show Where My Dogs At?

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Joan Cusack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Joan Cusack Shameless, Max & Ruby Wayside

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Damon Wayans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Damon Wayans Saturday Night Live, In Living Color My Wife and Kids

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Bill Hader South Park, Saturday Night Live The Mindy Project

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Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Molly Shannon Saturday Night Live, Web Therapy Cracking Up

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Jane Curtin Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun Unforgettable

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Dennis Miller Monday Night Football, Dennis Miller Live Dennis Miller Live

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Gilbert Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Gilbert Gottfried Cyberchase, Hollywood Squares Disney's House of Mouse

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Chris Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Chris Elliott Get a Life, Late Night with David Letterman The Naked Truth

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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Norm Macdonald The Norm Show, Celebrity Jeopardy! A Minute with Stan Hooper

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Kenan Thompson Saturday Night Live, Kenan & Kel All That

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Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Janeane Garofalo 24, The Larry Sanders Show Mr. Show with Bob and David

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Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Garrett Morris 2 Broke Girls, Martin Hunter

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Randy Quaid is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Randy Quaid A Streetcar Named Desire, Category 7: The End of the World National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2

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Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Kevin Nealon Saturday Night Live, Weeds Crank Yankers

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Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Tim Meadows Marry Me, Glory Daze The Michael Richards Show

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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Fred Armisen Saturday Night Live, Portlandia The Looney Tunes Show

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Christopher Guest is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Christopher Guest Family Tree, Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell

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Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
Will Forte Saturday Night Live, The Cleveland Show Gravity Falls