90s 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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11 5
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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9 3
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time', Comedian
Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he ...more
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9 4
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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7 2
Ed O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 5 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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14 10
Jon Lovitz is listed (or ranked) 6 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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8 4
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 7 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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8 5
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation
William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy ...more
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7 4
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation
Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before he moved into comedy and ...more
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5 3
John Malkovich is listed (or ranked) 10 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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5 3
George Wendt is listed (or ranked) 11 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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5 3
Phil Hartman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Saturday Night Live, Jingle All the Way, The Simpsons
Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States ...more
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5 3
Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
No Country for Old Men, Cheers, Zombieland
Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. He is a double Academy Award nominee, seven time Emmy Award nominee and one time winner. His breakout ...more
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4 2
Sally Field is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Mrs. Doubtfire, Forrest Gump, Lincoln
Sally Margaret Field is an American actress and director. She is known for her film roles in Smokey and the Bandit, Norma Rae, Places in the Heart, Murphy's Romance, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. ...more
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4 2
Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 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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4 2
Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 16 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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4 2
Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Wrestler, The Lincoln Lawyer, Crazy
Marisa Tomei is an American and Italian actress and producer. In a career spanning three decades, she had initial success in movies as a young actress, followed by a series of unsuccessful ...more
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4 2
Linda Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Dante's Peak
Linda Carroll Hamilton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the 1987–1990 television series Beauty and the ...more
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3 1
Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 19 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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3 1
Christina Ricci is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Sleepy Hollow, Monster, The Opposite of Sex
Christina Ricci is an American actress, who began her acting career appearing in commercials and received early recognition as a child star. Her debut performance in Mermaids was followed by a ...more
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9 8
Andrew Dice Clay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Blue Jasmine, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Dice Rules
Andrew Dice Clay is an American comedian and actor. He played the lead role in the 1990 film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Clay has been in several movies and has released a number of ...more
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Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Roseanne, The Roseanne Show, General Hospital
Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her ...more
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of legal troubles, and a resurgence ...more
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4 3
Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, A Bug's Life
Madeline Kahn was an American actress, comedienne and singer. A two-time Academy Award nominee, she also won an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Kahn made her Broadway debut in Leonard Sillman's New ...more
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4 3
Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 25 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