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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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3,655 1,233
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
4,077 1,281
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Farley 1990-1995

3
3,128 1,139
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
John Belushi 1975-1979

4
3,961 1,276
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Ferrell 1995-2002

5
2,766 994
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dana Carvey 1986-1993

6
2,873 1,097
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Mike Myers 1989-1995

7
3,052 791
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dan Aykroyd 1975-1979

8
3,154 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
2,916 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
3,113 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 1,426
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Adam Sandler 1990-1995

12
2,371 919
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 1,253
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chevy Chase 1975-1977

14
2,508 1,197
Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kristen Wiig 2005-2012

15
2,406 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
1,971 1,090
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
David Spade 1990-1996

17
1,926 1,153
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Norm Macdonald 1993-1998

18
1,777 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 1,411
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jimmy Fallon 1998-2004

20
2,381 897
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Bill Hader 2005-2013

21
1,580 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
1,652 777
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jane Curtin 1975-1980

23
1,324 956
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kevin Nealon 1986-1995

24
1,532 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
1,440 963
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Billy Crystal 1984-1985

26
1,508 1,010
Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jason Sudeikis 2005-2013

27
1,319 963
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Darrell Hammond 1995-2009

28
1,556 836
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Molly Shannon 1995-2001

29
1,266 845
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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1,648 962
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Andy Samberg 2005-2012

31
1,371 946
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Tracy Morgan 1996-2003

32
1,425 922
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 1,119
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Dennis Miller 1985-1991

34
1,172 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
1,256 772
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Cheri Oteri 1995-2000

36
988 983
Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Will Forte 2002-2010

37
1,164 983
Kenan Thompson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Kenan Thompson 2003-present

38
1,161 890
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Rachel Dratch 1999-2006

39
946 804
Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Garrett Morris 1975-1980

40
997 1,005
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Kattan 1996-2003

41
784 773
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Jan Hooks 1986-1991

42
840 859
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Chris Parnell 1998-2006

43
780 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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789 797
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Ana Gasteyer 1996-2002

45
622 1,005
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
1,071 683
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
1,343 581
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

48
731 702
Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time
Laraine Newman 1975-1980

49
568 643
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
741 962
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