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The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s

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List RulesVote 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
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    Tom Hanks

    The Da Vinci Code, Forrest Gump

    Age64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Steve Martin

    The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!

    Age75

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ed O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Ed O'Neill

    The Bone Collector, Popeye Doyle

    Age74

    BirthplaceYoungstown, Ohio, United States of America

    Edward Leonard O'Neill (born April 12, 1946) is an American actor and comedian. His roles... more on Wikipedia
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    Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Martin Short

    The Martin Short Show, Frankenweenie

    Age70

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Martin Hayter Short (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, voice... more on Wikipedia
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    John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    John Goodman

    Monsters, Inc.

    Age68

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Early in his... more on Wikipedia
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    Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Michael Keaton

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Batman

    Age69

    BirthplaceCoraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), known professionally as Michael Keaton, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Steve Buscemi

    Fargo, Reservoir Dogs

    Age62

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Steven Vincent Buscemi ( boo-SEM-i, Italian: [buʃˈʃɛːmi]; born December 13, 1957) is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Bill Murray

    Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters

    Age70

    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

    William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
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    Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Danny DeVito

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Batman Returns

    Age75

    BirthplaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States of America

    Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Christopher Walken

    The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction

    Age77

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, March 31, 1943) is an American actor, dancer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Michael J. Fox

    Family Ties, Back to the Future

    Age59

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Woody Harrelson

    No Country for Old Men, Cheers

    Age59

    BirthplaceMidland, Texas, United States of America

    Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and playwright. His breakout... more on Wikipedia
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    Patrick Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Patrick Stewart

    Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men

    Age80

    BirthplaceMirfield, United Kingdom

    Sir Patrick Stewart (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor whose work has included roles on... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Chris Farley

    Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja

    AgeDec. at 33 (1964-1997)

    BirthplaceMadison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and... more on Wikipedia
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    Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Kevin Bacon

    Footloose, Apollo 13

    Age62

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8, 1958) is an American actor and musician. His films include... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Pesci is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Joe Pesci

    Goodfellas, Home Alone

    Age77

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Joseph Frank Pesci ( PESH-ee, Italian pronunciation: [ˈpeʃːi]; born February 9, 1943) is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Robert Downey Jr.

    The Avengers, Iron Man

    Age55

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His... more on Wikipedia
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    Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Brendan Fraser

    The Mummy, The Mummy Returns

    Age51

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Brendan James Fraser ( FRAY-zər; born December 3, 1968) is an American-Canadian actor. He is... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Mike Myers

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Age57

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Michael John Myers (born May 25, 1963) is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Madeline Kahn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Madeline Kahn

    Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles

    AgeDec. at 57 (1942-1999)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Madeline Gail Kahn (born Madeline Gail Wolfson; September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Jerry Seinfeld

    Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time'

    Age66

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jerome Allen Seinfeld ( SYNE-feld; born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian,... more on Wikipedia
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    Marisa Tomei is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Marisa Tomei

    The Wrestler, The Lincoln Lawyer

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Marisa Tomei (, Italian: [toˈmɛi]; born December 4, 1964) is an American actress. She is the... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Bill Paxton

    Titanic, Apollo 13

    Age65

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Vince Vaughn

    Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers

    Age50

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Dana Carvey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best People Who Hosted SNL In The '90s
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    Dana Carvey

    Wayne's World, Saturday Night Live

    Age65

    BirthplaceUSA, Montana, Missoula

    Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter and... more on Wikipedia
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