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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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    1950 More
    100
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    the people's #1
    Phil Hartman

    1948 More
    98
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    1949 More
    98
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    1967 More
    97
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    1964 More
    93
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    1970 More
    93
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    1952 More
    93
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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
  11. 11
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    1946 More
    84
  12. 12
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    1973 More
    84
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    1966 More
    82
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    1971 More
    80
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    1943 More
    80
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    1974 More
    80
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    niche appeal
    Steve Martin

    1945 More
    78
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    1978 More
    73
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    1963 More
    71
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    1965 More
    70
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    1975 More
    70
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    1957 More
    69
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    69
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    1948 More
    69
  25. 25
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    1955 More
    69
  26. 26
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    1947 More
    68
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    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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    1953 More
    65
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    niche appeal
    Maya Rudolph

    1972 More
    64
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    niche appeal
    Molly Shannon

    1964 More
    63
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    1978 More
    63
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    niche appeal
    Fred Armisen

    1966 More
    59
  34. 34
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    niche appeal
    Seth Meyers

    1973 More
    59
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    1961 More
    59
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    58
  37. 37
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    1953 More
    58
  38. 38
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    1968 More
    57
  39. 39
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cheri Oteri

    1962 More
    57
  40. 40
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    1937 More
    55
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    1978 More
    55
  42. 42
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    1966 More
    53
  43. 43
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    1967 More
    52
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    1970 More
    52
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    niche appeal
    Joe Piscopo

    1951 More
    52
    added by: GarethHunter
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    1958 More
    51
    added by: llh6782
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    niche appeal
    Ana Gasteyer

    1967 More
    50
  48. 48
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    1951 More
    48
  49. 49
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    1957 More
    48
  50. 50
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    1965 More
    46
    added by: Countermoon
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