90s The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s  

Lisa Waugh
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The '90s for Saturday Night Live was just as tumultuous as the '80s had be as NBC executives continued to mess with the show's content and got rid of cast members they didn’t like, such as Adam Sandler and Chris Farley. Lorne Michaels stood his ground, or tried to, and continued to go after fresh talent, making way for Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Chris Rock. Despite the ups and downs, there was some great comedy happening on the SNL stage in the 1990s. Which '90s SNL cast members were the greatest?

As Michaels stacked up the cast, a rift occurred between the vets and the newbies, making life in general very tense. When key players Phil Hartman and Dana Carvey left, the gap widened. Saturday Night Live suffered from this upheaval and was, at times, uneven. SNL was definitely having an identity crisis and change was needed. However, as audiences tuned in and out, Will Ferrell became a star and some of the most memorable and best Saturday Night Live characters were born.

Despite the drama, the cast of Saturday Night Live in the nineties was full of great talent and some of funny people who would go down in history as the best comedians of all time. If you were in charge of SNL in the '90s, which cast members would have been your go-tos? Upvote the best SNL featured players and cast members who were on the show in the '90s below!

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169 34
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Died at 33 (1964-1997) - 1990 - 1995

2
145 33
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50 - 1995 - 2002

3
132 28
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1989 - 1995 

4
131 30
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 62 - 1986 - 1993 

5
135 42
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 50 (1948-1998) - 1986 - 1994 

6
122 37
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1990 - 1996

7
121 39
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51 - 1990 - 1995 

8
111 36
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1993 - 1998

9
89 46
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1990 - 1993

10
76 36
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 64 - 1986 - 1995

11
75 37
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 62 - 1995 - 2009

12
82 40
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55 - 1995 - 2000

13
99 48
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 43 - 1998 - 2004

14
73 38
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1990 - 1994

15
76 43
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 60 - 1985 - 1990

16
72 42
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1995 - 2001

17
59 31
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 57 - 1991 - 2000

18
60 42
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 49 - 1996 - 2003

19
55 39
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 57 (1957-2014) - 1986 - 1991

20
62 46
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 45 - 1996 - 2003

21
50 37
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50 - 1996 - 2002

22
55 44
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 65 - 1985 - 1991

23
57 41
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52 - 1999 - 2006

24
42 42
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51 - 1998 - 2006

25
17 17
Victoria Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
midnightq2 added age 58

26
31 41
Jim Breuer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50 - 1995 - 1998

27
31 42
Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58 - 1990 - 1994

28
29 43
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 66 - 1985 - 1995

29
35 39
Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48 - 1998 - 2006

30
33 55
Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 47 - 1993 - 1994

31
18 36
Jay Mohr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 47 - 1993 - 1995 1993 - 1995

32
25 35
Michael McKean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 68 - 1994 - 1995

33
22 34
Colin Quinn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58 - 1995 - 2000

34
18 45
Ellen Cleghorne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52 - 1991 - 1995

35
25 43
Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1994 - 1995

36
21 37
Chris Elliott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 57 - 1994 - 1995

37
21 38
Nora Dunn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 65 - 1985 - 1990

38
16 34
David Koechner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55 - 1995 - 1996

39
11 32
Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58 - 1995 - 1997

40
7 35
Melanie Hutsell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 49 - 1991 - 1994

41
5 35
Laura Kightlinger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48 - 1994 - 1995

42
4 35
Siobhan Fallon Hogan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 56 - 1991 - 1992

43
4 36
Nancy Carell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51 - 1995 - 1996

44
3 35
Morwenna Banks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 56 - 1995 - 1995 

45
3 35
Beth Cahill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1991 - 1992

46
2 36
Fred Wolf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1995 - 1996