Although over 116 comedians have been through the Saturday Night Live machine, only 86 have come out with recurring characters to date.

Armisen Aykroyd Jim Belushi John Belushi Breuer Cahill Carvey Chase Cleghorne Crystal Curtin Cusack Davis Dillon Downey, Jr. Dratch Duke Dunn Edwards J. Fallon S. Fallon Farley Ferrell Forte Franken Gasteyer Gottfried Gross Guest Hader A. M. Hall R. Hall Hammond Hartman Hooks Hutsell Jackson Kattan Kazurinsky Koechner Kroeger Louis-Dreyfus Lovitz MacDonald Matthius McKinney Meadows Meyers Miller Minor Mitchell Mohr Morgan Morris Murphy Murray Myers Nealon Newman Novello O'Donoghue Oteri Parnell Piscopo Poehler Quaid Quinn Radner Richards Risley Rock Rocket Rosato Rudolph Sandler Sanz Schneider Shannon Shearer Short Smigel Spade Sudeikis Sweeney Thompson Vance Walls Wayans Wiig

Fred Armisen[]

  • Billiam from Gays in Space
  • Billy Smith
  • Fericito, often featured in ¡Show Biz Grande Explosion!
  • Gabe Fisher, a member of the Adult Students
  • Gunther Kelly, one of the Kelly Brothers
  • Henry Quincy Lundford of The Lundford Twins Feel Good Variety Hour
  • Leonard from Club Traxx
  • Mackey, from Rialto Grande
  • Noony Showner
  • Willie Tater from Appalachian Emergency Room

Dan Aykroyd[]

  • Beldar Conehead
  • Bob Widette
  • E. Buzz Miller
  • Elwood Blues of The Blues Brothers
  • Floyd Hunger from The Mall sketches
  • George from Olympia Cafe
  • Irwin Mainway from Consumer Probe and other sketches
  • Jack Neehauser from St. Mickey's Knights of Columbus
  • Jimmy Joe Red Sky from Nick the Lounge Singer sketches
  • Joe, one of the X-Police
  • Leonard Pinth-Garnell
  • Mel of Mel's Char Palace
  • Mike Mendoza
  • Ray the Telepsychic
  • Yortuk Festrunck

Jim Belushi[]

See Jim Belushi.

John Belushi[]

  • Frank Leary from St. Mickey's Knights of Columbus
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Jake Blues of The Blues Brothers
  • Jeff Widette
  • Kevin from The Mall sketches
  • Kuldroth from Coneheads sketches
  • Larry Farber
  • Lowell Brock from H & L Brock
  • Pete from Olympia Cafe
  • Samurai Futaba
  • Steve Bushakis

Jim Breuer[]

  • Don Wong of Wong & Owens, Ex-Porn Stars
  • Glenn from Goth Talk
  • Goat Boy
  • Gunner Olsen
  • Jeffrey Kaufman
  • Joe, Jr., son of Joe Blow
  • Joe Pesci, "The Joe Pesci Show."

Beth Cahill[]

  • Denise Swerski, a spin-off character from Bill Swerski's Superfans
  • Pam from Delta Delta Delta

Dana Carvey[]

  • George H.W. Bush
  • Buddy Precisely, manager of Celebrity Restaurant
  • Ching Chang
  • Chris, Pat's love interest
  • The Church Lady
  • Derek Stevens
  • One of the Elevator Fans
  • Garth Algar from Wayne's World
  • A Grumpy Old Man
  • Hans
  • Larry Roman
  • Lyle the Effeminate Heterosexual
  • Lyle Clark from Toonces the Driving Cat
  • Mishu from Miss Connie's Fable Nook
  • One of the Two Sammies

Chevy Chase[]

  • Gerald Ford
  • Land Shark

Ellen Cleghorne[]

  • Queen Shenequa
  • Zoraido the NBC Page

Billy Crystal[]

  • Buddy Young, Jr.
  • Fernando's Hideaway
  • Lew Goldman
  • Ricky of Ricky & Phil
  • Willie of Willie & Frankie
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.

Jane Curtin[]

  • Barbara, friend of Rhonda Weiss
  • Betty Widette
  • Enid Loopner, Lisa Loopner's mother
  • Iris de Flaminio
  • Joan Face
  • Miss Hathaway from The Bel-Airabs
  • Prymaat Conehead

Joan Cusack[]

  • Salena of Biff & Salena

Tom Davis[]

  • The Franken & Davis Show

Denny Dillon[]

  • Debbie of Vickie & Debbie
  • Mary Louise, a mentally disturbed child who talked to her sock puppet, Sam the Snake
  • Pinky Waxman of The Waxmans

Robert Downey, Jr.[]

  • Rudy Randolph
  • Jimmy Chance

Rachel Dratch[]

  • Abe Scheinwald
  • A cocktail watress in Rialto Grande
  • Debbie Downer
  • Denise McDenna, one of the Boston Teens
  • a dancer in the Lundford Twins Feel Good Variety Hour
  • Lynne Bershad from Delicious Dish
  • Nicole, the Girl With No Gay-Dar!
  • Phoebe
  • Ruth Weinstock, one of the Adult Students
  • Sheldon from Wake Up, Wakefield!
  • Virginia Klarvin, one of the Lovers

Robin Duke[]

  • Mrs. T
  • Paulette Clooney
  • Wendy Whiner

Nora Dunn[]

  • Ashley Ashley
  • Babette
  • Denise Venetti, host of Learning To Feel
  • Liz Sweeney, of The Sweeney Sisters
  • Loose Chang, wife of Ching Chang
  • Mrs. Campbell, Wayne Campbell's mom
  • Pat Stevens

Jimmy Fallon[]

  • Jarret
  • a clerk at Jeffrey's
  • Joey Mack on Z105
  • Kip Bloder
  • The Leather Man
  • Nick Burns, Your Company's Computer Guy
  • Pat Sullivan, one of the Boston Teens
  • Patrick Fitzwilliam, co-host of Top O' The Morning
  • Randy Goldman from Wake Up, Wakefield!
  • Rodney "The Zipper" Calzoun from Rialto Grande
  • Señor Guadalupe Juameras from The How Do You Say? Ah Yes, Show
  • Wade from 7 Degrees Celsius

Siobhan Fallon[]

  • Meg from Delta Delta Delta

Chris Farley[]

  • B Fats, cohost of I'm Chillin'
  • Bennett Brauer
  • Beverly Gelfand from Zagat's
  • Cindy Crawford, manager of The Gap
  • Middle-Aged Man's Drinkin' Buddy
  • employee at Hub's Gyros
  • Mark Strobel
  • Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker
  • Mr. O'Malley, supporter of The Herlihy Boy
  • Sandman from The Dark Side with Nat X
  • Todd O'Connor from Bill Swerski's Superfans

Will Ferrell[]

  • Alex Trebek from Celebrity Jeopardy!
  • Baron Nocturna from Goth Talk
  • Craig from The Rocky Roads
  • Craig Buchanan, a Spartan Cheerleader
  • David Larry, cohost of Dog Show
  • Don West from the Shopping at Home Network
  • Dr. Beamen
  • Frank Henderson from Get Off The Shed!
  • George W. Bush
  • Hank, a Bill Brasky buddy
  • Jacob Silj
  • James Lipton from Inside the Actors Studio
  • the supervisor at Jeffrey's
  • Leslie Attebury
  • Marty Culp
  • Peter Tanner, manager of 7 Degrees Celsius
  • Roger Klarvin, one of the Lovers
  • Sean Patrick Flannery, a classmate of Mary Katherine Gallagher
  • Spider from The Joe Pesci Show
  • Steve Butabi, a Roxbury guy
  • Terrence Maddox, Nude Model
  • Tom Wilkins, cohost of Morning Latte

Will Forte[]

  • The Falconer
  • a dancer for The Lundford Twins Feel Good Variety Hour
  • Patrick Kelly
  • Tim Calhoun

Al Franken[]

  • Lester Crackfield
  • Stuart Smalley

Ana Gasteyer[]

  • Bobbi Mohan-Culp
  • Cinder Calhoun
  • Deana Nolan-Gray, host of Hello Dolly
  • Gayle Gleason, host of Pretty Living
  • Ginger Attebury
  • Gladys Stubbs from Tiger Beat's Ultra Super Duper Dreamy Love Show
  • Jonette from Gemini's Twin
  • Kincaid
  • Margaret Jo McCullin, cohost of Delicious Dish
  • Mary Faye, one of the Southern Gals

Gilbert Gottfried[]

  • Leo Waxman, Pinky Waxman's husband

Mary Gross[]

Christopher Guest[]

Bill Hader[]

  • Vincent Price

Anthony Michael Hall[]

  • Craig Sundberg, Idiot Savant -- a 15-year-old genius who was mentally retarded
  • Fed Jones, one half of the Jones Brothers (the other brother named Ned Jones was played by Damon Wayans), two criminals who sell stolen items such as radios, bikes, purses, and cable TV installation

Rich Hall[]

Darrell Hammond[]

  • Bill Clinton
  • Donald Trump
  • Dick Cheney
  • Chris Matthews
  • Al Gore
  • Sean Connery from Celebrity Jeopardy!
  • Percy Bodance from Appalachian Emergency Room
  • Skeeter, a redneck who randomly appears in certain situations

Phil Hartman[]

  • Ki-rok from Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer
  • Eugene from Cooking with the Anal Retentive Chef
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Peter Graves
  • Charlton Heston

Jan Hooks[]

Melanie Hutsell[]

Victoria Jackson[]

  • Nancy Maloney, a nightclub singer

Chris Kattan[]

  • Mr. Peepers
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Mango
  • Gay Hitler

Tim Kazurinsky[]

David Koechner[]

  • Fagan

Gary Kroeger[]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus[]

Jon Lovitz[]

  • Master Thespian
  • Satan
  • Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar

Norm MacDonald[]

  • Burt Reynolds
  • Bob Dole
  • Larry King

Gail Matthius[]

Mark McKinney[]

  • Lucien

Tim Meadows[]

  • Leon Phelps from The Ladies Man
  • Lionel Osbourne from Perspectives

Seth Meyers[]

  • Anderson Cooper
  • John Kerry
  • Dave "Zinger" Clinger
  • Brad Scheinwald
  • DJ Jonathan Feinstein
  • William Fitzpatrick, co-host of Top O' The Morning
  • Dan Needler

Dennis Miller[]

Jerry Minor[]

Finesse Mitchell[]

Jay Mohr[]

Tracy Morgan[]

  • Brian Fellow from Brian Fellow's Safari Planet
  • Astronaut Jones
  • Woodrow
  • Star Jones

Garrett Morris[]

Eddie Murphy[]

  • James Brown Celebrity Hot Tub Party
  • Gumby
  • Buckwheat (Parody of Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas)
  • Mr. Robinson (Parody of Mr. Rogers)
  • Velvet Jones

Bill Murray[]

Mike Myers[]

  • Wayne Campbell
  • Dieter
  • Linda Richman
  • Middle-Aged Man

Kevin Nealon[]

  • Mr. Subliminal or Subliminal Message Man

Laraine Newman[]

  • Sherry, a ditzy blonde secretary

Don Novello[]

  • Father Guido Sarducci

Michael O'Donoghue[]

  • Mr Mike

Cheri Oteri[]

Chris Parnell[]

  • Tom Brokaw
  • Merv the Perv, a sleazy guy who hits on women with raunchy puns. Has a brother-in-law who's a gynecologist (played by tennis player Andy Roddick when Roddick hosted in season 29) and a brother who (supposedly) worked at Victoria's Secret (played by Johnny Knoxville when he hosted in season 30)
  • Tyler from Appalachian Emergency Room, a hapless redneck who gets strange objects stuck up his rectum.
  • Wayne Bloder

Joe Piscopo[]

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Paulie Herman, a New Jersey resident with a squeaky, annoying voice

Amy Poehler[]

  • Sally Needler
  • Kaitlin

Randy Quaid[]

  • Rudy Randolph, Jr: a Texas pitchman selling off famous dictators' worldly possessions. Has a son named Rudy Randolph III (played by Robert Downey, Jr.)

Colin Quinn[]

  • Robert De Niro from Joe Pesci Show

Gilda Radner[]

  • Roseanne Rosannadanna
  • Emily Litella
  • Baba Wawa

Jeff Richards[]

  • Drunk Girl

Ann Risley[]

Chris Rock[]

  • Nat X

Charles Rocket[]

Tony Rosato[]

Maya Rudolph[]

  • Donatella Versace
  • Gemini's Twin singer
  • Megan
  • Beyonce Knowles from Prince Show

Adam Sandler[]

  • Opera Man
  • Cajan Man
  • Canteen Boy

Horatio Sanz[]

  • Mañuel Pantalones on the talk show, ¡Show Biz Grande Explosion!
  • Goby from Jarret
  • Rick
  • Carol

Rob Schneider[]

Molly Shannon[]

  • Mary Katherine Gallagher

Harry Shearer[]

Martin Short[]

  • Ed Grimley, a nerdy Wheel of Fortune fan who plays the triangle and has a goldfish for a pet. This character was originally created for the show SCTV, but wasn't as popular there as it was on SNL.
  • Jackie Rogers, Jr: an albino entertainer who appears on the sketch The Joe Franklin Show. He hosted the game show parody (on SNL) called Jackie Rogers's $100,000 Jackpot Wad

Robert Smigel[]

David Spade[]

Jason Sudeikis[]

  • One of the Two A-Holes

Julia Sweeney[]

  • Pat (fictional character)

Kenan Thompson[]

Danitra Vance[]

  • Cabrini Green Jackson, a teenaged mother who dispensed advice on the do's and don'ts of being pregnant. * Latoya Marie (That Black Girl), a struggling actress

Nancy Walls[]

  • Gail Lafferty, a church bizarre attendee always itching for a fight with other attendees (in one episode, she was thrown through a window by an attendee played by Teri Hatcher)
  • Susan Taylor, a nervous neighbor who's always invited to Frank Henderson's (Will Ferrell) barbecues in the "Get Off The Shed!" sketches

Damon Wayans[]

Kristen Wiig[]

  • Target cashier
  • One of the Two A-Holes