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The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

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A list of the best "Saturday Night Live" cast members from the show's 35+ seasons. The sketch comedy show has long been a favorite of viewers, and SNL remains one of the best vehicles of all time for up-and-coming comedic talent. Stand-up comedians, impressionists, and actor graduates of improv comedy groups like Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade make up the bulk of SNL cast lists. In turn, the show has developed and produced some of the greatest funnymen (and women) in entertainment. So who are the best SNL cast members of all time?

In the early years, the SNL casts were touted as the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players," part of a late night cast with material too risque for general audiences. As the show and the cast members matured, stars broke out to become some of the most successful film and TV actors in the business. Famous SNL alumni include established stars ranging from John Belushi to Chris Rock to Amy Poehler.

This is a list of the funnest SNL cast members ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list, which makes these rankings an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, or press re-rank to create your own list of the funniest people in "Saturday Night Live" history.

Who are the most famous people to graduate from Saturday Night Live? This list answers that question along with who are the best SNL cast members of all time.

List Criteria: Saturday Night Live Cast only. No Hosts.

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  1. 1
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    1950 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &ranked high on reranks
    Phil Hartman

    1948 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 480
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    1949 More
    98
  4. 4
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    ranked low on reranks
    Will Ferrell

    1967 More
    97
  5. 5
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    ranked high on reranks
    Chris Farley

    1964 More
    93
  6. 6
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    often listed
    Tina Fey

    1970 More
    93
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dan Aykroyd

    1952 More
    93
  8. 8
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    1961 More
    93
  9. 9
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    most listed
    Dana Carvey

    1955 More
    91
  10. 10
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    1963 More
    89
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    ranked low on reranks
    Gilda Radner

    1946 More
    84
  12. 12
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kristen Wiig

    1973 More
    83
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Adam Sandler

    1966 More
    83
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Amy Poehler

    1971 More
    80
  15. 15
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    ranked high on reranks
    Chevy Chase

    1943 More
    80
  16. 16
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    Jimmy Fallon

    1974 More
    80
  17. 17
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    niche appeal
    Steve Martin

    1945 More
    78
  18. 18
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    1978 More
    73
  19. 19
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    often listed
    Norm Macdonald

    1963 More
    71
  20. 20
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    ranked high on reranks
    Chris Rock

    1965 More
    70
  21. 21
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    often listed
    Jason Sudeikis

    1975 More
    70
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Jon Lovitz

    1957 More
    69
  23. 23
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    1950 More
    69
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    ranked high on reranks
    Billy Crystal

    1948 More
    69
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    often listed
    Darrell Hammond

    1955 More
    69
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jane Curtin

    1947 More
    69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    David Spade

    1964 More
    66
  28. 28
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    niche appeal
    Christopher Walken

    1943 More
    66
    added by: llh6782
  29. 29
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    often listed
    Kevin Nealon

    1953 More
    65
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Maya Rudolph

    1972 More
    64
  31. 31
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Molly Shannon

    1964 More
    63
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    Andy Samberg

    1978 More
    63
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    niche appeal
    Fred Armisen

    1966 More
    59
  34. 34
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Seth Meyers

    1973 More
    59
  35. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tim Meadows

    1961 More
    59
  36. 36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Will Forte

    1970 More
    58
  37. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dennis Miller

    1953 More
    58
  38. 38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tracy Morgan

    1968 More
    57
  39. 39
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cheri Oteri

    1962 More
    57
  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Garrett Morris

    1937 More
    55
  41. 41
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    1978 More
    54
  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Rachel Dratch

    1966 More
    53
  43. 43
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    1967 More
    52
  44. 44
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    1970 More
    52
  45. 45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Joe Piscopo

    1951 More
    52
    added by: GarethHunter
  46. 46
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    1958 More
    51
    added by: llh6782
  47. 47
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Ana Gasteyer

    1967 More
    50
  48. 48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Al Franken

    1951 More
    48
  49. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jan Hooks

    1957 More
    47
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    Robert Downey Jr.

    1965 More
    46
    added by: Countermoon
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