SNL Cast Members Quiz

We have a list of SNL cast members who appeared in at least 4 seasons. How many can you name?
Up to and including the 2020–21 season
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Last updated: October 18, 2020
First submittedSeptember 17, 2012
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Years
Cast Member
2017–
Heidi Gardner
2017–
Chris Redd
2016–
Mikey Day
2016–
Alex Moffat
2016–
Melissa Villaseñor
2014–
Michael Che
2014–
Pete Davidson
2014–
Colin Jost
2013–
Beck Bennett
2013–
Kyle Mooney
2012–
Aidy Bryant
2012–
Cecily Strong
2012–
Kate McKinnon
2003–
Kenan Thompson
2014–2019
Leslie Jones
2014–2017
Sasheer Zamata
2010–2017
Vanessa Bayer
2008–2017
Bobby Moynihan
2010–2016
Jay Pharoah
2010–2016
Taran Killam
2009–2014
Nasim Pedrad
2001–2014
Seth Meyers
2005–2013
Jason Sudeikis
2005–2013
Bill Hader
2002–2013
Fred Armisen
2008–2012
Abby Elliott
Years
Cast Member
2005–2012
Andy Samberg
2005–2012
Kristen Wiig
2002–2010
Will Forte
1995–2009
Darrell Hammond
2001–2008
Amy Poehler
2000–2007
Maya Rudolph
2000–2006
Tina Fey
1999–2006
Rachel Dratch
1998–2006
Chris Parnell
1998–2006
Horatio Sanz
1998–2004
Jimmy Fallon
1996–2003
Chris Kattan
1996–2003
Tracy Morgan
1996–2002
Ana Gasteyer
1995–2002
Will Ferrell
1995–2001
Molly Shannon
1995–2000
Cheri Oteri
1995–2000
Colin Quinn
1991–2000
Tim Meadows
1993–1998
Norm Macdonald
1990–1996
David Spade
1991–1995
Adam Sandler
1991–1995
Ellen Cleghorne
1990–1995
Chris Farley
1989–1995
Mike Myers
Years
Cast Member
1979–1980
1985–1995
Al Franken
1986–1995
Kevin Nealon
1990–1994
Julia Sweeney
1990–1994
Rob Schneider
1986–1994
Phil Hartman
1986–1993
Dana Carvey
1986–1992
Victoria Jackson
1986–1991
Jan Hooks
1985–1991
A. Whitney Brown
1985–1991
Dennis Miller
1985–1990
Jon Lovitz
1985–1990
Nora Dunn
1981–1985
Mary Gross
1981–1984
Robin Duke
1981–1984
Tim Kazurinsky
1980–1984
Eddie Murphy
1980–1984
Joe Piscopo
1977–1980
Bill Murray
1977–1980
Tom Davis
1975–1980
Garrett Morris
1975–1980
Gilda Radner
1975–1980
Jane Curtin
1975–1980
Laraine Newman
1975–1979
Dan Aykroyd
1975–1979
John Belushi
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2012
Great quiz...but I think my complete cast quiz is much better! ;)
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2013
so many I missed...
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Level 64
Jun 3, 2014
Cecily Strong? 2012, 2013, 2014.
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Level 10
Sep 3, 2014
They Haven't updated the quiz! It still says Seth Meyers is apart of the cast!
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
Well, now he is apart of the cast, after being a part of it.
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Level 68
Sep 26, 2015
The recent skit with Obama pushing the Bill down the steps of the Capitol repeatedly was hilarious - the song was I'm Just A Bill from Schoolhouse Rock.
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Level 58
Sep 28, 2015
33, and I really should've got 12 more.
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Level 67
Feb 11, 2017
Why limit it to only people who were cast members for 4+ years? That excludes lots of good people like Chevy Chase, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock (I KNEW I was right about him being a cast member!), Janeane Garofalo, Jim Breuer... the list goes on. Is it just to keep the quiz to a manageable size?
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2018
most likely
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Level 90
Jul 31, 2017
Just found this quiz. You can tell when I stopped watching SNL regularly. I got 95+% prior to 2000 and only a handful since.
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2018
Quiz could use an update now, as a few more people meet the 4+ seasons criteria.
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Level 83
Aug 5, 2018
Tim Kazurinsky last in the answer responses, but he was actually funny during some crappy years for the show.
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Level 53
Jan 15, 2019
He married a monkey
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Level 53
Aug 23, 2018
Pete Davidson?
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Level 85
Oct 14, 2018
Ariana Grande’s fiancé. Before that, I knew him from the roast of Justin Bieber.
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Level 85
Oct 14, 2018
Never mind. I found out they just now called off the engagement. Go figure.
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Level 67
Oct 14, 2018
The reason it’s stop being funny is because, to quote a recent YouTube comment I saw, ‘it’s more left wing than a KFC bucket’. Whether left or right, once you let political bias get in the way, the material will become subpar.
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2018
It's currently funnier than it's been in years. And sooner or later, people are going to need to stop crowing about political bias and accept that the current administration is a laughingstock. Not because it's a Republican administration, but because Trump is a walking punchline.
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Level 60
Oct 14, 2018
"Funnier than it's been in years" is not saying much. They should strive for better than that.
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Level 58
Oct 15, 2018
Much funnier than it's been in years? I don't know...what are you going for?
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Level 75
Oct 20, 2020
Comedy is at its best when it works against seriousness. When the administration is a laughing stock comedians have it harder actually. Just about every Trump impression that I've seen is cringeworthy, and none have been as funny as this or this.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
The best one I've seen was some random guy on Twitter after Trump clapped his flippers over Goya beans. The guy did a whole skit around different kinds of Goya beans ("Here we've got black beans...some call them Chicago beans"), and it was an absolute riot. I think part of the reason it was so good was that he focused more on the beans than Trump himself, although he certainly got his digs in. I can't seem to find it now, or I'd link it. It was very creative though.
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Level 53
Jan 15, 2019
I'll agree it isn't very funny (big time leftist here) but it hasn't been very funny in a long time. It hit rock bottom around 2009 or so. And the last couple of years have been better than that (now it's just mediocre instead of bad). But it hasn't been actually funny since the early 2000's (being generous). In the 90's they made fun of Clinton (both) constantly, and it was funny. In the 70's they made fun of Ford and Carter and it was funny. They made fun of W constantly and it was usually funny. Nothing wrong with political humor, but it still has to be funny.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2019
I'm not a big Rob Schneider fan but he truly hit the nail on the head when he said: “To me, the genius of Dana Carvey was Dana always had empathy for the people he played, and Alec Baldwin has nothing but a fuming, seething anger toward the person he plays... I don’t find his impression to be comical. Because, like I said, I know the way his politics lean and it spoils any surprise. There’s no possible surprise. He so clearly hates the man he’s playing.” SNL is suffering from TDS and will not be funny until they get therapy for it.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
This is a great observation. When I think of the best SNL impressions, they're more sideswipes than broadsides. Although I also think of a glaring exception, which might be the best of all SNL's impressions: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. It wasn't as hostile as Baldwin's Trump, probably because Tina Fey seems like a much kinder person than Alec Baldwin, but it wasn't what I would call a loving sendup. She basically just riffed on the fact that Sarah Palin is a moron.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2019
Sadly, it's not just the political part that is no longer funny. The few non-political clips I've seen over the years have been boring and their skits go on way too long. Some of the skits I've seen were cringeworthy as the comedians would pause for the smattering of chuckles expecting full-on laughter. I think if the show was not steeped in an early history of being one that spit out some of the best comedians it would have been cancelled 15 or more years ago. When was the last time it was truly, consistently funny? Mid-'90s I would guess.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
It's never really been funny all the way through. It is as good or bad as its best stars. Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, and Cecily Strong are hilarious, and the two Weekend Update anchors are excellent in that role. So it basically comes down to how those people perform in a given week. Some of the names on this list...can you recall great skits built around Tim Kazurinsky, Ellen Cleghorn, or Chris Parnell? Whether the show is "good" or not for a period depends on whether they can mine talent like Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, or Bill Hader. The skits themselves have always been middling, mostly because it's really hard to write great comedy with six days' notice. But great performers elevate and you remember them. Go watch the last 45 minutes of any "prime" SNL season. It's still garbage.
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Level 47
Nov 4, 2018
Please make "Kenan" alone work!
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2020
Sure, why not?
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Level 56
Mar 16, 2020
Please update!
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2020
Just updated. Does anyone still watch this show?
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Level 72
Oct 18, 2020
Not me.
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Level 85
Oct 19, 2020
I only watch a few clips every now and then, but I haven't watched a full episode in a long time. That said, TV programs wouldn't still be going on for nearly 50 years if nobody watches them.
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Level 85
Oct 19, 2020
Nope. It just became really unfunny. Both a combination of being more political than usual and losing some of the actually funny members of the cast.
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Level 62
Nov 26, 2020
I personally still enjoy it. Maybe it really isn't as good as it use to be, or maybe its some combination of nostalgia and mere-exposure effect, or maybe its both. I don't remember who said it (maybe one of the original cast members), but someone claimed "People have been saying SNL has gone downhill since episode 2". Still I do agree it has been too political in recent years and there are a lot of sketches that don’t go anywhere. The show definitely has its moments, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
Personally I mostly just watch clips on YouTube. I feel like spending 1.5 hours a week seeing it is too much of an investment, plus the skits aren't always good enough to be worth seeing the whole way through.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
And just adding on to that, I'm too young to have really seen the "good" SNL. I've seen some YouTube clips here and there and of course I've seen non-SNL works by the star comedians who used to be cast members, but overall I haven't been exposed to it much just because it's before my time. I genuinely do enjoy some modern SNL skits but not all of them and I think the cast members are funny but not comedic geniuses... hence my choice to pick out the funnier-looking skits on Youtube rather than watch all of them on TV.
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2020
Why is Jim Breuer not included?
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2020
Only people who stayed for 4 or more seasons.
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Level 84
Oct 19, 2020
What is SNL? I gather from comments it’s obviously not sport related. I don’t know any American shows apart from those syndicated here in the UK.
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Level 79
Oct 19, 2020
Saturday Night Live, I think it's some sort of comedy show regarding current events.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
It's a comedy sketch show. It used to be a huge deal because it was one-of-a-kind, but now you can find sketch comedy all over TV and the internet. Now the show is mostly surviving on its legacy and the fact that 11:30 pm on a Saturday is a weak time slot for any other show. Its biggest contribution now is serving as the launch pad for a lot of great comedic talent (from Bill Murray to Eddie Murphy to Chris Farley to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and many beyond and in between). It does lean on political comedy a lot, mostly because that's always "current events," so the show can use its live format to capitalize on that.
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Level 74
Oct 22, 2020
This quiz needs fewer answers and more cowbell
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2020
Caption for this quiz on the homepage:

Can we just admit that it was never funny?

LOL! Better than anything SNL's come up with in the last 40 years.

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Level 68
Nov 27, 2020
Where is Billy Crystal?
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Level 77
Dec 1, 2020
Probably in a New York deli having soup.
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Level 77
Dec 1, 2020
He was only on the show for 1 year.
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Level 54
Nov 29, 2020
I think Bowen Yang is missing.
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Level 77
Dec 1, 2020
He's only been on for 2 years. The quiz only includes people with 4 or more years on the show.