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The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni  

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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, many of which who have (and some who have not) returned to host the show that launched their careers.

 

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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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
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John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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Jim Belushi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Successful Saturday Night Live Alumni
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