Best Saturday Night Live Actors


The Top Ten

1 Will Ferrell Will Ferrell
2 Chris Farley Chris Farley

"Livin' in a van down by the river! " He was just hilarious! - Shake_n_Bake13

This guy was living in a van down by the river

This guy was better than the whole original cast. There, I said it. - unclejoe1917

3 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy
4 Phil Hartman Phil Hartman Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist.
5 Dana Carvey Dana Carvey 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.
6 Tina Fey Tina Fey

There's ain't no party like a Liz Lemon party...

7 John Belushi John Belushi
8 Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd

COME ON! Dan Aykroyd is to me what Morgan Freeman is to most other people. HE SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE! - BigBerry25

9 Bill Murray Bill Murray William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, for which he earned his first Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Scrooged, What more.

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. - mgenet

Todd...and the Lounge Singer are hard to beat

Bill Murray 1 Will Ferrell 2 Bill Hader 3

10 Bill Hader Bill Hader

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.

Even withstanding the fact that Stefon is the most overrated SNL character of all time, Bill Hader is the most talented, unique, and inspiring cast member ever (arguably rivaling Phil Hartman, Will Ferrell, Chris Farley, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey).

The Contenders

11 Maya Rudolph Maya Rudolph Maya Khabira Rudolph is an American actress, comedian, and musician. She rose to prominence on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live, where she was a cast member from 2000 to 2007. She has also starred in films such as Idiocracy, Away We Go, Grown Ups, Bridesmaids, Grown Ups 2, and Sisters.
12 Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer.


13 Amy Poehler Amy Poehler
14 Kristen Wiig Kristen Wiig

One of the absolute best

The best no doubt - u_maddox_bro

15 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

What are you people thinking? This one is a no brainer. - RdrTech

16 Norm Macdonald Norm Macdonald
17 Seth Meyers
18 Chevy Chase Chevy Chase
19 Kate McKinnon Kate McKinnon Kathryn McKinnon Berthold, commonly known as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian.

Shes 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. - kpopcraze

20 Kenan Thompson Kenan Thompson Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live. V 3 Comments
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1. Dan Aykroyd
2. Eddie Murphy
3. Chevy Chase
1. Dana Carvey
2. Chris Farley
3. Adam Sandler
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