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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158 29
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
135 31
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50 - 1995 - 2002

3
125 23
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1989 - 1995 

4
127 34
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Died at 50 (1948-1998) - 1986 - 1994 

5
122 26
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 62 - 1986 - 1993 

6
113 33
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1990 - 1996

7
111 37
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51 - 1990 - 1995 

8
105 30
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1993 - 1998

9
70 32
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 64 - 1986 - 1995

10
70 33
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 62 - 1995 - 2009

11
82 44
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1990 - 1993

12
95 44
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 43 - 1998 - 2004

13
75 37
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55 - 1995 - 2000

14
68 33
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1990 - 1994

15
71 37
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 60 - 1985 - 1990

16
59 37
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 49 - 1996 - 2003

17
66 38
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1995 - 2001

18
53 35
Jan Hooks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Died at 57 (1957-2014) - 1986 - 1991

19
52 30
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 57 - 1991 - 2000

20
60 40
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 47 - 1996 - 2003

21
52 37
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 65 - 1985 - 1991

22
46 33
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50 - 1996 - 2002

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52 37
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52 - 1999 - 2006

24
41 38
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51 - 1998 - 2006

25
15 13
Victoria Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
midnightq2 added age 58

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29 37
Jim Breuer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50 - 1995 - 1998

27
29 38
Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58 - 1990 - 1994

28
27 39
Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 66 - 1985 - 1995

29
34 35
Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48 - 1998 - 2006

30
31 51
Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 47 - 1993 - 1994

31
17 32
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
24 31
Michael McKean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 70 - 1994 - 1995

33
18 40
Ellen Cleghorne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52 - 1991 - 1995

34
24 39
Janeane Garofalo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51 - 1994 - 1995

35
20 34
Nora Dunn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 65 - 1985 - 1990

36
19 33
Colin Quinn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58 - 1995 - 2000

37
20 35
Chris Elliott is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 57 - 1994 - 1995

38
16 32
David Koechner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55 - 1995 - 1996

39
11 30
Mark McKinney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58 - 1995 - 1997

40
7 33
Melanie Hutsell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 49 - 1991 - 1994

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5 33
Laura Kightlinger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48 - 1994 - 1995

42
4 33
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 34
Nancy Carell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51 - 1995 - 1996

44
3 33
Morwenna Banks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 56 - 1995 - 1995 

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3 33
Beth Cahill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54 - 1991 - 1992

46
2 33
Fred Wolf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53 - 1995 - 1996