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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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3,654 1,231
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
4,073 1,280
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Farley 1990-1995

3
3,125 1,138
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
John Belushi 1975-1979

4
2,872 1,095
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Mike Myers 1989-1995

5
3,956 1,275
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Ferrell 1995-2002

6
2,763 993
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dana Carvey 1986-1993

7
3,050 790
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dan Aykroyd 1975-1979

8
3,149 1,083
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Eddie Murphy 1980-1984

9
2,913 1,060
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Phil Hartman 1986-1994

10
3,110 1,365
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tina Fey 2000-2006

11
2,493 1,423
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Adam Sandler 1990-1995

12
2,368 919
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Gilda Radner 1975-1980

13
2,271 1,251
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chevy Chase 1975-1977

14
2,505 1,195
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kristen Wiig 2005-2012

15
2,403 1,085
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
1,969 1,089
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
David Spade 1990-1996

17
1,925 1,152
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Norm Macdonald 1993-1998

18
1,776 1,108
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Rock 1990-1993

19
2,287 1,409
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jimmy Fallon 1998-2004

20
2,379 897
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Bill Hader 2005-2013

21
1,579 1,019
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jon Lovitz 1985-1990

22
1,650 777
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jane Curtin 1975-1980

23
1,322 956
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kevin Nealon 1986-1995

24
1,530 1,029
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Martin Short 1984-1985

25
1,439 963
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Billy Crystal 1984-1985

26
1,507 1,009
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jason Sudeikis 2005-2013

27
1,317 963
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Darrell Hammond 1995-2009

28
1,554 836
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Molly Shannon 1995-2001

29
1,265 845
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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1,647 962
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Andy Samberg 2005-2012

31
1,370 946
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tracy Morgan 1996-2003

32
1,424 922
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Maya Rudolph 2000-2007

33
1,039 1,118
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dennis Miller 1985-1991

34
1,171 1,007
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Fred Armisen 2002-2013

35
1,255 772
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Cheri Oteri 1995-2000

36
987 982
Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Forte 2002-2010

37
1,160 890
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Rachel Dratch 1999-2006

38
1,161 983
Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kenan Thompson 2003-present

39
945 804
Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Garrett Morris 1975-1980

40
996 1,004
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Kattan 1996-2003

41
782 773
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jan Hooks 1986-1991

42
839 859
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Parnell 1998-2006

43
777 1,159
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Al Franken 1975-1980; 1985-1995

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787 797
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Ana Gasteyer 1996-2002

45
622 1,004
Joe Piscopo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
GarethHunter added Joe Piscopo 1980-1984

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1,071 681
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
birdiejay23 added Rob Schneider 1990-1994

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1,339 581
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

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730 701
Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Laraine Newman 1975-1980

49
568 642
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, Veep

50
740 962
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