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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.
list ordered by

1
5,102 1,935
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1977-1980

2
5,857 2,062
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995

3
4,413 1,804
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979

4
4,591 1,604
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1980-1984

5
5,810 1,877
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2002

6
4,196 1,557
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1994

7
3,923 1,475
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1993

8
4,090 1,641
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1989-1995

9
4,382 1,187
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979

10
4,548 1,918
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2000-2006

11
3,443 1,298
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

12
3,689 2,144
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995

13
3,777 1,745
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2012

14
3,607 1,589
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2001-2008

15
3,192 1,987
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1977

16
2,887 1,625
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1996

17
2,613 1,607
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1993

18
2,790 1,749
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1993-1998

19
3,701 1,308
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2013

20
3,177 2,138
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1998-2004

21
2,241 1,538
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1985-1990

22
2,372 1,134
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

23
2,213 1,480
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1984-1985

24
1,835 1,408
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1995

25
2,163 1,457
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2013

26
2,056 1,405
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1984-1985

27
1,853 1,375
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2009

28
1,841 1,201
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1991-2000

29
2,300 1,160
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2001

30
2,511 1,407
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2012

31
2,169 1,280
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2000-2007

32
2,039 1,365
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1996-2003

33
1,779 1,461
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2002-2013

34
1,455 1,638
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1985-1991

35
1,946 1,423
Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2003-present

36
1,440 1,408
Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2002-2010

37
1,370 1,162
Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

38
1,764 1,235
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1999-2006

39
1,791 1,109
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2000

40
1,406 1,473
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1996-2003

41
1,123 1,156
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1991

42
1,192 1,134
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1996-2002

43
1,131 1,771
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980; 1985-1995

44
2,479 874
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Charley Feldman added 2012-present

45
1,172 1,234
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1998-2006

46
909 1,466
Joe Piscopo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
GarethHunter added 1980-1984

47
1,625 1,053
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
birdiejay23 added 1990-1994

48
995 992
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep

49
1,065 1,030
Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

50
1,048 1,441
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Countermoon added 1985-1986