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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!

list ordered by
1
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997)
1990 - 1995
2
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51
1995 - 2002
3
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 50 (1948-1998)
1986 - 1994 
4
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 63
1986 - 1993 
5
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52
1990 - 1995 
6
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55
1989 - 1995 
7
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1990 - 1996
8
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55
1993 - 1998
9
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1990 - 1993
10
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 63
1995 - 2009
11
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 65
1986 - 1995
12
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 56
1995 - 2000
13
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 55
1990 - 1994
14
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 61
1985 - 1990
15
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 54
1995 - 2001
16
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 44
1998 - 2004
17
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 58
1991 - 2000
18
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 50
1996 - 2003
19
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
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 53
1999 - 2006
21
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 48
1996 - 2003
22
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 66
1985 - 1991
23
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51
1996 - 2002
24
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 52
1998 - 2006
25
Jim Breuer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
age 51
1995 - 1998