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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.

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1
4,714 1,708
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Bill Murray 1977-1980

2
5,396 1,813
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Farley 1990-1995

3
5,322 1,671
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Ferrell 1995-2002

4
4,042 1,612
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
John Belushi 1975-1979

5
4,174 1,444
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Eddie Murphy 1980-1984

6
3,822 1,417
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Phil Hartman 1986-1994

7
3,748 1,496
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Mike Myers 1989-1995

8
3,575 1,343
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dana Carvey 1986-1993

9
3,983 1,082
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dan Aykroyd 1975-1979

10
4,113 1,751
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tina Fey 2000-2006

11
3,341 1,926
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Adam Sandler 1990-1995

12
3,080 1,197
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Gilda Radner 1975-1980

13
3,372 1,581
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kristen Wiig 2005-2012

14
2,909 1,754
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chevy Chase 1975-1977

15
3,247 1,434
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Amy Poehler 2001-2008

16
2,619 1,446
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
David Spade 1990-1996

17
2,376 1,452
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Rock 1990-1993

18
2,518 1,579
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Norm Macdonald 1993-1998

19
3,298 1,181
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Bill Hader 2005-2013

20
2,939 1,901
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jimmy Fallon 1998-2004

21
2,028 1,398
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jon Lovitz 1985-1990

22
2,132 1,020
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jane Curtin 1975-1980

23
1,995 1,336
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Martin Short 1984-1985

24
1,682 1,264
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kevin Nealon 1986-1995

25
1,963 1,308
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jason Sudeikis 2005-2013

26
1,864 1,267
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Billy Crystal 1984-1985

27
1,683 1,244
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Darrell Hammond 1995-2009

28
1,670 1,081
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tim Meadows 1991-2000

29
2,261 1,255
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Andy Samberg 2005-2012

30
2,082 1,046
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Molly Shannon 1995-2001

31
1,944 1,149
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Maya Rudolph 2000-2007

32
1,844 1,226
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tracy Morgan 1996-2003

33
1,316 1,481
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dennis Miller 1985-1991

34
1,576 1,319
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Fred Armisen 2002-2013

35
1,674 1,289
Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kenan Thompson 2003-present

36
1,294 1,272
Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Forte 2002-2010

37
1,224 1,055
Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Garrett Morris 1975-1980

38
1,572 1,116
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Rachel Dratch 1999-2006

39
1,297 1,329
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Kattan 1996-2003

40
1,614 1,006
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Cheri Oteri 1995-2000

41
1,020 1,023
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jan Hooks 1986-1991

42
1,056 1,020
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Ana Gasteyer 1996-2002

43
1,015 1,579
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Al Franken 1975-1980; 1985-1995

44
1,088 1,114
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Parnell 1998-2006

45
2,109 783
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Charley Feldman added Kate McKinnon 2012-present

46
813 1,324
Joe Piscopo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
GarethHunter added Joe Piscopo 1980-1984

47
1,459 944
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
birdiejay23 added Rob Schneider 1990-1994

48
857 882
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep

49
962 924
Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Laraine Newman 1975-1980

50
955 1,285
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Countermoon added Robert Downey Jr. 1985-1986