Best Saturday Night Live Actors
The Top Ten
This guy was always funny no matter the character. That's why they knew to use him in a lot of the skits.
RIP. You will be missed.
Ferrell was very overrated. He basically did the same stupid routine over and over, in a different costume.
My Top Ten
1. Eddie Murphy
2. Dana Carver
3. Bill Murray
4. Phil Hartman
5. Kate McKinnon
6. Mike Myers
7. Kristen Wiig
8. David Spade
9. John Belushi
10. Gilda Radner
My top 5
1: Dana Carvey
2: Phil Hartman
3: Eddie Murphy
4: Jan Hooks
5: Jon Lovitz
My top 20 and the reasons why
1. Dan Aykroyd (The Coneheads; E. Buzz Miller; Julia Child)
2. Phil Hartman (Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer; Bill Clinton)
3. Will Ferrell (George W. Bush; More Cowbell; The Love-ahs)
4. Bill Hader (Stefon; Al Pacino; Herb Welch)
5. Gilda Radner (Roseanne Roseannadanna; Emily Litella; Baba Wawa)
6. Dana Carvey (George H.W. Bush; Garth; The Church Lady)
7. Amy Poehler (Hillary Clinton; Bronx Beat; Weekend Update)
8. Kate McKinnon (Hillary Clinton; Alien Abduction; Elizabeth Warren)
9. Eddie Murphy (Mr. Robinson; Buckwheat; Gumby)
10. Chris Farley (Matt Foley; Chippendales; The Chris Farley Show)
11. Darrell Hammond (Bill Clinton; Sean Connery; Donald Trump)
12. Kristen Wiig (The Target Lady; Penelope; Shana)
13. John Belushi (The Blues Brothers; Samurai Futaba; Olympia Cafe)
14. Mike Myers (Linda Richman; Dieter; Wayne)
15. Tina Fey (Weekend Update; Sarah Palin; Space Lesbians)
16. Fred Armisen (Nuni; Stuart; Two ...more
"Livin' in a van down by the river! " He was just hilarious!
This guy was living in a van down by the river
This guy was better than the whole original cast. There, I said it.
Definitely Dana Carvey. Have you seen his Jimmy Stewart impersonations?!
Church Lady: Could it be Satan?!
All of his impersonations were sopt-on and pure genius. Phil Hartman very very good also and personally my favorite, but my vote has to go to Carvey because of his amazingly funny Jimmy Stewart, Ross Perot, Tim McLaughlin etc. mimicks.
COME ON! Dan Aykroyd is to me what Morgan Freeman is to most other people. HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE!
Never got this guy's humor until he did his Lounge Lizard character singing the Star Wars theme. Simply brilliant and a wry twist on an often over-portrayed icon of comedy. Bill Murray has also turned out to be a damn good screen actor as well.
Todd...and the Lounge Singer are hard to beat
Bill Murray 1 Will Ferrell 2 Bill Hader 3
wayne's world was awesome... he is so funny on it.. he was the best.
I'm surprised Gilda isn't higher on this list. She really set the tone for not only future SNL cast members, but female comics in general. I think that before she came around, women were not seen as capable to succeed in comedy. They either played straight roles next to male actors that were usually the ones doing all the physical comedy or they played stereotypical "dumb girl" characters. But when Gilda came around, she dismissed all these previous stereotypes and she just did her own thing. She really brought something very fresh, unique and interesting to the table. She is the reason why we have comedians like Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon today. She was just fearless onstage! Unfortunately, she passed away at a young age but she still managed to left such a huge impact. I was not alive when she was performing on SNL but she still became a huge influence in my life.
He is such a talented and exceptional performer, completely dedicated to every sketch. The fact that even though he was very anxious before the live shows but he still nailed every single performance is so inspiring.
Bill Hader is the funniest of all the cast. He has a gift of making a simple puppet hilarious.
He really sells it, I can't help but laugh when he says a joke
Best impressions ever
SHE IS HILARIOUS!
Overrated. #19 in snl history? Really. Cecily Strong and Vanessa Bayer are funnier women in her own cast. I just don't get her. She's the female Chris Kattan.
What are you people thinking? This one is a no brainer.
There's ain't no party like a Liz Lemon party...
JIMMY FALLON IS JUST PLAIN FUNNY AND AWESOME, THAT IS ALL!
Should be top 5
One of the absolute best
The best no doubt
The BEST SNL cast member!
How is kristian wiig on this list she should be taken off
He played Sbebe Harbey in the one skit
I’ve never not laughed when Kenyan Thompson was on stage. Enough said.