Say what you want about the show, but there have been several notable actors who started off on SNL. It's definitely true that Saturday Night Live has had its ups and downs over the years, but even during its “off-times,” it's still brought forth a good number of promising careers. Some are funnier than others, but I think there is a lot to be said for one show having such a wide variety of actors in both comedy and drama. I don't know about you, but here are some of my favorite actors who started off on SNL. Some of these people had worked in the industry before, but their time on SNL played a huge part in starting their careers as they are now. I got most of my information from IMDb, so look them up there if you want to know more.
1. Adam Sandler, 1991-1995
This man is one of my favorite actors who started off on SNL. To be perfectly honest, I've sort of had a crush on him ever since I saw him do Opera Man. It's not his looks-although he's not bad on the eyes-so much as that I love men who can make me laugh. While I think his best work (“The Wedding Singer,” “Big Daddy,” etc) came after SNL, what really got my attention was "The Hanukkah Song." “Put on your yarmulke/here comes Hanukkah/so much funnukah/To celebrate Hanukkah.” Now you're going to be singing that in your head all day. You're welcome.