17 Actors You Didn’t Know Were on SNL Before They Were Famous

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We all know about the Saturday Night Live success stories. There's Will Ferrell, Andy Samberg, and Tina Fey just to name a few. The sketch comedy show has been on for over 40 years at this point so many comedians, celebrities, and musical guests have stepped through those hallowed halls. Many of the big name SNL stars we all know and love, but what about the ones who fade to the back?

Shockingly there are some huge celebs that have been SNL cast members who just didn't mesh with the show. Some weren't a good fit for the structure of the show, while others just hadn't figured out what they wanted to do yet. But then later on their careers blew up, leaving their time on the show far, far behind them. Here are some majorly famous celebs who you never knew were SNL cast members before they were famous!