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The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s 

Lisa Waugh
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Updated June 14, 2019 6k votes 537 voters 13.5k views 46 items

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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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997) from Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
1990 - 1995
2
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 51 from Irvine, California, United States of America
1995 - 2002
3
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 63 from USA, Montana, Missoula
1986 - 1993 
4
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 55 from Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
1989 - 1995 
5
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Dec. at 50 (1948-1998) from Brantford, Canada
1986 - 1994 
6
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 52 from New York City, New York
1990 - 1995 
7
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 54 from Michigan, Birmingham, USA
1990 - 1996
8
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 55 from Quebec City, Canada
1993 - 1998
9
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 54 from Andrews, USA, South Carolina
1990 - 1993
10
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 56 from USA, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
1995 - 2000
11
Darrell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 63 from Melbourne, USA, Florida
1995 - 2009
12
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 55 from California, United States of America
1990 - 1994
13
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 61 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
1985 - 1990
14
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 44 from New York City, New York, United States of America
1998 - 2004
15
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 65 from USA, St. Louis, Missouri
1986 - 1995
16
Molly Shannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 54 from USA, Shaker Heights, Ohio
1995 - 2001
17
Tim Meadows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 58 from Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan
1991 - 2000
18
Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 50 from New York City, New York, United States of America
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) from Decatur, Georgia, United States of America
1986 - 1991
20
Rachel Dratch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 53 from Lexington, Massachusetts, United States of America
1999 - 2006
21
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 51 from Washington, D.C., USA
1996 - 2002
22
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 66 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1985 - 1991
23
Chris Parnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 52 from Tennessee, USA, Memphis
1998 - 2006
24
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 48 from Los Angeles, USA, California
1996 - 2003
25
Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best SNL Cast Members of the '90s
Age 59 from Spokane, Washington, United States of America
1990 - 1994