The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni

35k votes 2.3k voters 75k views 66 items tags f p @

List Criteria: 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.

Collection Photo:  NBC
  • 16 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 997
    - 204

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Iron Chef America, SCTV Network 90, Banzai

    ;
  2. 2
    + 756
    - 164

    added by EthelFey
    The Tracey Ullman Show, Biography, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills

    ;
  3. 3
    + 797
    - 281

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Saturday Night Live, Shrek the Halls, The PJs

    ;
  4. 4
    + 873
    - 223


    30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    ;
  5. 5
    + 955
    - 222


    Saturday Night Live, Eastbound & Down, Tim and Eric Awesome Show

    ;
  6. 6
    + 822
    - 249


    30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    ;
  7. 7
    + 621
    - 203

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Ally McBeal, The Twilight Zone, Mussolini: The Untold Story

    ;
  8. 8
    + 634
    - 198


    Saturday Night Live, The Real Ghostbusters, Psi Factor: Chronicles of the ...

    ;
  9. 9
    + 799
    - 255


    Saturday Night Live, Rules of Engagement, Remote Control

    ;
  10. 10
    + 637
    - 232


    Saturday Night Live, Bizarre, King of Kensington

    ;
  11. 11
    + 599
    - 214


    In Living Color, Everybody Hates Chris, The Chris Rock Show

    ;
  12. 12
    + 597
    - 218


    Community, Saturday Night Live, The Chevy Chase Show

    ;
  13. 13
    + 475
    - 228


    Saturday Night Live, Soap, The Critic

    ;
  14. 14
    + 485
    - 191

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Ben Stiller Show, Wish Kids

    ;
  15. 15
    + 551
    - 247


    Saturday Night Live, Bored to Death, The Looney Tunes Show

    ;
  16. 16
    + 594
    - 198

    ranked low on reranks
    Tom

    ;
  17. 17
    + 453
    - 201


    Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep

    ;
  18. 18
    + 525
    - 165


    Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Broad City

    ;
  19. 19
    + 514
    - 188


    Saturday Night Live, The Richard Pryor Show

    ;
  20. 20
    + 402
    - 225


    Saturday Night Live, The Dana Carvey Show, Blue Thunder

    ;
  21. 21
    + 393
    - 215


    Damages, Merlin, SCTV Channel

    ;
  22. 22
    + 414
    - 190


    Saturday Night Live, Beavis and Butt-head, Rules of Engagement

    ;
  23. 23
    + 430
    - 215


    Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Freaknik: The Musical

    ;
  24. 24
    + 386
    - 202


    The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, The Jetsons

    ;
  25. 25
    + 302
    - 202

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Hey Arnold!, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy ...

    ;
  26. 26
    + 353
    - 225


    Saturday Night Live, Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins, Music for UNICEF Concert ...

    ;
  27. 27
    + 284
    - 187

    added by wiabux
    NewsRadio, The Critic, Foley Square

    ;
  28. 28
    + 318
    - 225


    Men Behaving Badly, Rob, Jancis Robinson's Wine Course

    ;
  29. 29
    + 317
    - 211


    Up All Night, TV Funhouse, City of Angels

    ;
  30. 30
    + 260
    - 201

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Bob's Burgers, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Greg the Bunny

    ;
  31. 31
    + 295
    - 175


    Saturday Night Live, The Cleveland Show, Eastbound & Down

    ;
  32. 32
    + 306
    - 203


    30 Rock, The Tracy Morgan Show, Where My Dogs At?

    ;
  33. 33
    + 222
    - 149

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Saturday Night Live, In Living Color, My Wife and Kids

    ;
  34. 34
    + 190
    - 156

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Shameless, Max & Ruby, Wayside

    ;
  35. 35
    + 299
    - 196


    South Park, Saturday Night Live, The Mindy Project

    ;
  36. 36
    + 245
    - 174


    Saturday Night Live, Web Therapy, Cracking Up

    ;
  37. 37
    + 248
    - 224


    Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Unforgettable

    ;
  38. 38
    + 222
    - 245


    Monday Night Football, Dennis Miller Live, Dennis Miller Live

    ;
  39. 39
    + 158
    - 206

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Cyberchase, Hollywood Squares, Disney's House of Mouse

    ;
  40. 40
    + 158
    - 171

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Get a Life, Late Night with David Letterman, The Naked Truth

    ;
  41. 41
    + 244
    - 220


    The Norm Show, Celebrity Jeopardy!, A Minute with Stan Hooper

    ;
  42. 42
    + 181
    - 170

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Saturday Night Live, Kenan & Kel, All That

    ;
  43. 43
    + 149
    - 181

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    24, The Larry Sanders Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David

    ;
  44. 44
    + 165
    - 201

    often listed & added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    2 Broke Girls, Martin, Hunter

    ;
  45. 45
    + 135
    - 160

    added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    A Streetcar Named Desire, Category 7: The End of the World, National ...

    ;
  46. 46
    + 215
    - 167

    ranked low on reranks
    Saturday Night Live, Weeds, Crank Yankers

    ;
  47. 47
    + 186
    - 169

    ranked low on reranks
    Marry Me, Glory Daze, The Michael Richards Show

    ;
  48. 48
    + 211
    - 203


    Saturday Night Live, Portlandia, The Looney Tunes Show

    ;
  49. 49
    + 78
    - 186

    often listed & added by AlanDeanNaldrett
    Family Tree, Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell

    ;
  50. 50
    + 161
    - 163


    Saturday Night Live, The Cleveland Show, Gravity Falls

    ;
67 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >