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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
4,859 1,813
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1977-1980

2
5,586 1,924
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995

3
5,531 1,761
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2002

4
4,173 1,696
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979

5
4,336 1,509
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1980-1984

6
3,892 1,547
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1989-1995

7
3,956 1,479
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1994

8
3,712 1,395
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1993

9
4,131 1,125
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1979

10
4,308 1,817
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2000-2006

11
3,472 2,008
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1995

12
3,208 1,247
Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

13
3,557 1,639
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2012

14
3,416 1,494
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2001-2008

15
3,005 1,851
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1977

16
2,726 1,519
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1996

17
2,467 1,521
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1990-1993

18
2,625 1,650
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1993-1998

19
3,464 1,233
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2013

20
3,040 1,987
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1998-2004

21
2,105 1,461
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1985-1990

22
2,213 1,071
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

23
2,075 1,398
Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1984-1985

24
1,738 1,326
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1995

25
2,051 1,368
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2013

26
1,932 1,328
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1984-1985

27
1,744 1,296
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2009

28
1,742 1,126
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1991-2000

29
2,368 1,309
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2005-2012

30
2,166 1,095
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2001

31
2,037 1,200
Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2000-2007

32
1,913 1,282
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1996-2003

33
1,657 1,376
Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2002-2013

34
1,362 1,543
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1985-1991

35
1,783 1,338
Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2003-present

36
1,344 1,334
Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
2002-2010

37
1,271 1,100
Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

38
1,648 1,159
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1999-2006

39
1,333 1,386
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1996-2003

40
1,677 1,049
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1995-2000

41
1,051 1,081
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1986-1991

42
1,105 1,065
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1996-2002

43
1,048 1,651
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980; 1985-1995

44
2,248 817
Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Charley Feldman added 2012-present

45
1,120 1,165
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1998-2006

46
846 1,378
Joe Piscopo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
GarethHunter added 1980-1984

47
1,516 991
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
birdiejay23 added 1990-1994

48
909 925
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
993 967
Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
1975-1980

50
994 1,341
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Countermoon added 1985-1986