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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s  

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List Rules Vote up the people who did the best job as hosts of SNL from 1990 through 1999.

The 1990s were a period of transition and change for Saturday Night Live, but they carried through and started the new millennium strong.  Even with over two dozen people hosting multiple times, there were just over 150 different hosts in the '90s. If you can't remember everybody who got to open the show, then refresh your memory with this list of the people who were hosts from 1990 through 1999, ranked from best SNL '90s hosts to worst SNL '90s hosts.

Setting a record for the most times hosting SNL in a decade, actor John Goodman hosted SNL nine times between 1990 and 1999, appearing on the show every year except 1991. Close behind was Alec Baldwin with eight appearances as host - well on his way to being the person who has hosted Saturday Night Live the most times over the years. Many of the "older" cast members returned in the '90s to take on the role of host, including Bill Murray, Norm Macdonald, and Phil Harman.

Just like the seasons and episodes themselves, the Saturday Night Live hosts of the 1990s range from great to grueling. Vote up the actors, musicians, and comedians who did the best job at hosting SNL in the '90s.

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...more
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later ...more
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Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns, L.A. Confidential
Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. is an American actor, producer and director. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on Taxi, for which he won ...more
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can
Christopher Walken is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, Brainstorm, True Romance, Pulp ...more
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Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski
Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi is an American actor, director and writer. Buscemi has starred and supported in successful Hollywood and indie films, including Parting Glances, New York ...more
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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie, Mars Attacks!
Martin Hayter Short, CM is an Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, singer and producer. He is best known for his comedy work, particularly on the TV programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. ...more
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John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Empire of the Sun, Dangerous Liaisons, Being John Malkovich
John Gavin Malkovich is an American actor, director, producer, and fashion designer. He has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of ...more
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Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
A Fish Called Wanda, Cry Freedom, Wild Wild West
Kevin Delaney Kline is an American actor. He has won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards, and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. Kline began his career on stage in 1972 with The ...more
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Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Shrek
Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, known for his run as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, and for ...more
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Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men, X-Men 2
Sir Patrick Stewart OBE is an English film, television, and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career on stage and screen. He is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard ...more
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Ed O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Bone Collector, Popeye Doyle, Married with Children
Edward Leonard "Ed" O'Neill is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the Fox Network sitcom Married... with Children, for which he was ...more
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Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Happiness, Big, The Brave Little Toaster
Jonathan Michael "Jon" Lovitz is an American comedian, actor, and singer. He is best known as a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990.
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George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
When We Were Kings, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Facing Ali
George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George"[2]) (born January 10, 1949) is a retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ...more
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Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Footloose, Apollo 13, Mystic River
Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician whose films include musical-drama film Footloose, the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good ...more
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Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Wayne's World, Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World 2
Dana Thomas Carvey is an American actor and stand-up comedian, known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for playing the role of Garth Algar in the Wayne's World films. He ...more
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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Family Ties, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II
Michael J. Fox, OC is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to ...more
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Ray Romano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown
Raymond Albert "Ray" Romano is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and voice actor, best known for his roles on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which he received ...more
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George Wendt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Cheers, Fletch, Airplane II: The Sequel
George Robert Wendt III is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers.
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Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Goodfellas, Home Alone, Casino
Joseph Frank Pesci (born February 9, 1943) is an American actor, comedian and singer. Known for portraying tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres. He is best known for his ...more
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Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Lion King, The Producers, The Birdcage
Nathan Lane is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys ...more
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Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show, Elf
George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album ...more
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Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Brendan James Fraser is an American-Canadian actor. He portrayed Rick O'Connell in the three-part Mummy film series and is known for his comedic and fantasy film leading roles in major Hollywood ...more
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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep
Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley was an American comedian and actor. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and cast ...more
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Damon Wayans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman
Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr. is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer, and a member of the Wayans family of entertainers. Wayans performed as a comedian and actor throughout the 1980s, ...more
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David Alan Grier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
In Living Color, Jumanji, The Woodsman
David Alan Grier, also known as DAG, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.