Saturday Night Live is known for impressions, skits and sketches, and the overall comedic flare. SNL initially aired in 1975 and has replaced cast members every few seasons. The earlier seasons of SNL hold some of the best and most memorable actors who helped the show become an established, Saturday night staple.
Some cast members from the original seasons have unfortunately passed away in their old age. However, some are still alive, kicking, and living out their golden years. Here are 10 members of the original cast of Saturday Night Live and what they’re up to now!
1. Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd is straight out of SNL Season 1. He is currently 66 years old and you might remember him from the several Ghostbusters or Blues Brothers films! A Blues Brothers TV series has been announced and he will return to star in it.
2. Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase was also a SNL Season 1 actor. He is currently 74 years old. He’s been fairly active in the film industry over the years, even dabbling in voice acting with Panda vs. Aliens which they are currently filming. He has several films in pre-production.
3. Jane Curtin
Jane Curtin is also an SNL Season 1 alum. She is 70 years old. She is also still active in the film industry. A film she is starring in called Ode to Joy is in post-production for 2019 and another film called Welcome to Pine Grove! is currently being filmed for this year.
4. Garrett Morris
Garrett Morris is from SNL season 1. He is currently 81 years old. He has starred in multiple TV series throughout 2018 but does not have any future roles lined up according to his IMDb. He appeared in two episodes of the new hit TV show, This Is Us, in 2018.
5. Laraine Newman
Laraine Newman was an SNL Season 1 cast member. She is currently 66 years old and has been dabbling in voice acting for the last several years. There is currently nothing new on her plate for 2019, according to her IMDb.
6. Bill Murray
Bill Murray hopped on the SNL bandwagon for Season 2. He is currently 67 years old. He has done not only had an impressive resume of on-screen work in the last several decades, but also voice acting. He currently has one film in post-production for a film called The Dead Don’t Die.
7. Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer actually got his start on SNL in the 5th season. He is currently 74 years old. He currently holds the voices of some of the most iconic characters in TV history, including Lenny on Family Guy during The Simpsons integration episode and multiple characters (Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, etc) on The Simpsons.
8. Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried got his start on SNL during the 6th season. He is currently 63 years old and continues to do both on-screen and voice acting. He has one film and one TV series that are in post-production and pre-production at this time. The film is called A Funny That Happened on the Way to the Castle and the TV Series is called Karate Tortoise.
9. Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy joined the SNL cast during the 6th season. He is currently 57 years old. He has done exceptionally well since being on SNL, and has one film announced, one film in pre-production, and is currently filming another. He has appeared in multiple films over the last several years, like Coming to America, Beverly Hills Cop, and The Nutty Professor.
10. Joe Piscopo
Joe Piscopo starred on SNL in the 6th season. He is currently 67 years old. He is currently in the process of filming a short called High Roads Low Roads. He also appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit this year. He typically appears in a few films over the years, followed by a small gap. Before Law & Order in 2018, he hadn’t acted since 2013.
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