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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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1
3,280 1,080
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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2
3,558 1,111
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Farley 1990-1995

3
2,797 1,022
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
John Belushi 1975-1979

4
2,595 990
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Mike Myers 1989-1995

5
2,759 696
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dan Aykroyd 1975-1979

6
2,644 972
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Phil Hartman 1986-1994

7
3,530 1,163
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Ferrell 1995-2002

8
2,488 883
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dana Carvey 1986-1993

9
2,850 943
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Eddie Murphy 1980-1984

10
2,829 1,241
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tina Fey 2000-2006

11
2,214 1,295
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Adam Sandler 1990-1995

12
2,125 835
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Gilda Radner 1975-1980

13
2,084 1,098
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chevy Chase 1975-1977

14
2,282 1,074
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kristen Wiig 2005-2012

15
2,188 969
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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16
1,739 1,015
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Norm Macdonald 1993-1998

17
1,756 977
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
David Spade 1990-1996

18
2,104 1,244
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jimmy Fallon 1998-2004

19
1,597 1,000
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Rock 1990-1993

20
2,168 797
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Bill Hader 2005-2013

21
1,418 916
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jon Lovitz 1985-1990

22
1,208 875
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kevin Nealon 1986-1995

23
1,488 713
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jane Curtin 1975-1980

24
1,390 939
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Martin Short 1984-1985

25
1,306 883
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Billy Crystal 1984-1985

26
1,390 930
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jason Sudeikis 2005-2013

27
1,223 876
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Darrell Hammond 1995-2009

28
1,532 861
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Andy Samberg 2005-2012

29
1,136 787
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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30
1,391 779
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Molly Shannon 1995-2001

31
1,304 838
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Maya Rudolph 2000-2007

32
1,247 868
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tracy Morgan 1996-2003

33
1,085 898
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Fred Armisen 2002-2013

34
953 1,014
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dennis Miller 1985-1991

35
924 892
Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Forte 2002-2010

36
1,058 821
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Rachel Dratch 1999-2006

37
1,124 720
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Cheri Oteri 1995-2000

38
1,067 891
Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kenan Thompson 2003-present

39
905 927
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Kattan 1996-2003

40
858 727
Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Garrett Morris 1975-1980

41
773 780
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Parnell 1998-2006

42
703 702
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jan Hooks 1986-1991

43
710 731
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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698 1,041
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Al Franken 1975-1980; 1985-1995

45
570 911
Joe Piscopo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
GarethHunter added Joe Piscopo 1980-1984

46
935 625
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
birdiejay23 added Rob Schneider 1990-1994

47
1,155 508
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Charley Feldman added Kate McKinnon 2012-present

48
683 873
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Countermoon added Robert Downey Jr. 1985-1986

49
651 638
Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Laraine Newman 1975-1980

50
499 571
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