15 Celebs You Forgot Were Once SNL Cast Members

  1. 2 Robert Downey Jr - Cast member (1985-1986)

    Long before Iron Man, Downey was hired as part of a refreshed, younger (he was only 20) cast. But after a year of bad ratings and critical scorn, most of the cast and crew were scrapped and the show was overhauled yet again. Rolling Stone said he was the worst cast member in the history of SNL up until that time. Downey quickly picked up movie rolls that won him acclaim in  The Pick-up Artist (1987) and Less Than Zero, also in 1987.