21 Celebrities You Totally Forgot Were On "SNL" Before They Were Famous
Jenny Slate appeared on Season 35 of SNL!
First, Ben Stiller was a Saturday Night Live cast member for only four episodes during Season 14.
Robert Downey Jr. joined for one season in 1985 when he was only 20 years old.
After a string of small stage and film roles, Laurie Metcalf was cast in Season 6, but she only appeared in one episode.
Nancy Walls Carell started her career on Saturday Night Live during Season 21 — it was also the same year she got married to Steve Carell.
John Mulaney was a writer for SNL for six seasons. He also made several appearances on Weekend Update.
The same year he starred in The Breakfast Club, Anthony Michael Hall was also cast on Saturday Night Live.
Julia Louis Dreyfus was cast on SNL when she was 21 years old, making her the youngest female cast member hired at the time.
After making a few small movie appearances, Joan Cusack was a cast member during Season 11.
Anchorman star David Koechner joined the show for just a year in 1995.
Long before Breaking Bad, Bob Odenkirk was actually a writer on SNL from 1987–1990. He even appeared in some sketches.
Many probably recognize her from Sabrina the Teenage Witch and That's So Raven, but Mary Gross was actually a cast member on SNL for several years.
Following a minor role in Beverly Hills Cop II, Chris Rock was an SNL cast member for three years.
Before Happy Endings, Casey Wilson was an SNL cast member during Seasons 33 and 34.
Broadway veteran Christine Ebersole was actually a cast member during Season 7.
Prior to joining The Daily Show, Rob Riggle joined SNL for a single season in the 2000s.
Before her roles in New Adventures of Old Christine and New Girl, Michaela Watkins started on SNL in 2008 and only lasted one season.
And finally, while he was known for his work on SCTV in Canada, Martin Short got his first US break when he was cast on SNL in Season 10.
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