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List Rules Saturday Night Live cast members only. No hosts.

A list of the best Saturday Night Live cast members from the show's 40 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.
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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Bill Murray 1977-1980

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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Farley 1990-1995

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John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
John Belushi 1975-1979

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Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Phil Hartman 1986-1994

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Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dan Aykroyd 1975-1979

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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Mike Myers 1989-1995

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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Ferrell 1995-2002

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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Eddie Murphy 1980-1984

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Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dana Carvey 1986-1993

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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tina Fey 2000-2006

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+ - 2,156 1,280
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Adam Sandler 1990-1995

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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Gilda Radner 1975-1980

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chevy Chase 1975-1977

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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kristen Wiig 2005-2012

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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Amy Poehler 2001-2008

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Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Norm Macdonald 1993-1998

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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
David Spade 1990-1996

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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jimmy Fallon 1998-2004

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Rock 1990-1993

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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Bill Hader 2005-2013

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Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jon Lovitz 1985-1990

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Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kevin Nealon 1986-1995

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Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jane Curtin 1975-1980

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Martin Short 1984-1985

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Billy Crystal 1984-1985

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Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jason Sudeikis 2005-2013

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Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Darrell Hammond 1995-2009

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Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Andy Samberg 2005-2012

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Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tim Meadows 1991-2000

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Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Molly Shannon 1995-2001

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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Maya Rudolph 2000-2007

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Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tracy Morgan 1996-2003

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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Fred Armisen 2002-2013

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dennis Miller 1985-1991

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Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Forte 2002-2010

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Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Rachel Dratch 1999-2006

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Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Cheri Oteri 1995-2000

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Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kenan Thompson 2003-present

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Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Kattan 1996-2003

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Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Garrett Morris 1975-1980

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+ - 755 768
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Parnell 1998-2006

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Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jan Hooks 1986-1991

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Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Ana Gasteyer 1996-2002

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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Al Franken 1975-1980; 1985-1995

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Joe Piscopo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Joe Piscopo 1980-1984

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Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Rob Schneider 1990-1994

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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kate McKinnon 2012-present

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Robert Downey Jr. 1985-1986

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Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Laraine Newman 1975-1980

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep