Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed by cast member)


Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed by cast member)

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

* See also Listed Alphabetically, Listed Chronologically

A

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
*Hugo Chavez from Hugo Chavez Political Round-up
*Leonard from Club Traxx
*Mackey, from Rialto Grande
*Nuni Schoener
*Willie Tater from Appalachian Emergency Room
*Prince from Prince Show
*Franco the technical director of La Revista Di La Television Con Vinny Vedecci.
*"Weekend Update" correspondent Nicholas Fehn, a political comedian who never has a point

Dan Aykroyd

*Beldar Conehead
*Bob Widette
*E. Buzz Miller
*Elwood Blues of The Blues Brothers
*Floyd Hunger from The Mall sketches
*Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute
*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

B

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."

C

Beth Cahill

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

Dana Carvey

*George H.W. Bush
*Ross Perot
*Buddy Precisely, manager of Celebrity Restaurant
*Ching Chang
*Chris, Pat's love interest
*The Church Lady
*Lane Maxwell.
*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
*Marco, one of The Kitchen Boys
*Massive Headwound Harry

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.
*Joe Franklin

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
* Brooke Shields

D

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
*Julie The Operator Lady
*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

F

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
*Barry Gibb from "The Barry Gibb Talk Show".

iobhan 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
*Chris Farley, host of The Chris Farley Show

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
*Harry Caray
*Jacob Silj
*James Lipton from Inside the Actors Studio
*Janet Reno, host of Janet Reno's Dance Party
*The supervisor at Jeffrey's
*Leslie Attebury
*Marty Culp
*Peter Tanner, manager of 7 Degrees Celsius
*Roger Klarvin, one of the Lovers
*Robert Goulet
*Saddam Hussein
*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
*George W. Bush
*Zell Miller
* Neil, the introverted office worker
*Lyle Kane
*Man In A Gorilla Suit from La Revista Di La Television Con Vinny Vedecci.
* John Edwards
* Brian Williams
* Macgruber
* Kermit The Frog

Al Franken

*Lester Crackfield
*Stuart Smalley

G

Ana Gasteyer

*Bobbi Mohan-Culp
*Celine Dion
*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
*Martha Stewart

Gilbert Gottfried

*Leo Waxman, Pinky Waxman's husband

Mary Gross

*Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer

Christopher Guest

Rajeev Vindaloo on "Jackie Rogers Jr's $100,000 Jackpot Wad"

H

Bill Hader

*Vincent Price
*Vinny Vedecci the host of La Revista Di La Television Con Vinny Vedecci.

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, computers, and cable TV installation

Rich Hall

Darrell Hammond

*Bill Clinton
*Jesse Jackson
*Donald Trump
*Dick Cheney
*Chris Matthews
*Al Gore
*Bill O'Reilly
*Sean Connery from Celebrity Jeopardy!
*Percy Bodance from Appalachian Emergency Room
*Regis Philbin
*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
*Frankenstein
*Ronald Reagan
*Bill Clinton
*Pat Buchanan

Jan Hooks

Melanie Hutsell

*Jan Brady

J

Victoria Jackson

*Nancy Maloney, a nightclub singer

K

Chris Kattan

*Kyle DeMarco from The DeMarco Brothers
*Mr Peepers
*Antonio Banderas from the The How Do You Say? Ah, Yes, Show.
*Mango
*Gay Hitler
*Azrael Abyss
*Gollum as a recurring guest in the Weekend Update.
*Doug Butabi from The Roxbury Guys
*Suel Forrester.

Tim Kazurinsky

David Koechner

*Fagan

Gary Kroeger

L

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Jon Lovitz

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

M

Norm MacDonald

*Burt Reynolds from Celebrity Jeopardy!
*Bob Dole
*Larry King

Gail Matthius

*Valley Girl Vickie, an airheaded teenager who bothers others with her vacuous questions and statements. Would later be seen on the short-lived sketch show, "Laugh Trax" and be the source for cartoon characters Kelly Generic (from Bobby's World) and Shirley the Loon (from Tiny Toon Adventures).

Mark McKinney

*Lucien

Tim Meadows

*Leon Phelps from The Ladies Man
*Lionel Osbourne from Perspectives
*Larry "Steve" Dave

eth 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

*Koko, one of the pixies from Mrs. Connie's Fable Nook
*Steve, one of the Stand-Up Comedians

Jerry Minor

Finesse Mitchell

*Starkisha, a stereotypically black woman

Jay Mohr

*Christopher Walken
*Andrew McCarthy
*Anthony Kiedis
*Billy Idol
*Dick Vitale
*Don Rickles
*Joe Perry
*Kenny G.
*Mickey Rourke
*Ricki Lake
*Sean Penn
*Tony Bennett

Tracy Morgan

*Brian Fellow from
*Astronaut Jones
*Woodrow
*Star Jones

Garrett Morris

*Chico Esquella - Latin Baseball Player
*Translator for the hard of hearing - seen on "Weekend Update" segments. Morris would just repeat what another character said, but in a much louder tone of voice.

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

*Nick The Lounge Singer
*Nerd Todd DiLamuca

Mike Myers

*Wayne Campbell
*Dieter
*Linda Richman
*Middle-Aged Man
*Phillip the hyper-hypo kid
*Simon - The kid in the bathroom that liked to show his drawings
*Lothar of the Hill People

N

Kevin Nealon

* Mr. Subliminal or Subliminal Message Man.
* Franz from Hans and Franz.

Laraine Newman

*Connie Conehead
*Sherry, a ditzy blonde secretary

Don Novello

*Father Guido Sarducci

O

Michael O'Donoghue

*Mr Mike

Cheri Oteri

*Arianna, one of The Spartan Cheerleaders
*Mariah Carey
*Collette Reardon
*Rita Delvecchio
*Nadeen

P

Chris Parnell

*Tom Brokaw
*Merv the Perv
*Tyler from Appalachian Emergency Room, a hapless redneck who gets strange objects stuck up his rectum.
*Wayne Bloder
*Tato, maid for the Schoeners
*Shaun DeMarco from The DeMarco Brothers

Joe Piscopo

*Frank Sinatra
*Paulie Herman, a New Jersey resident with a squeaky, annoying voice
*Doug Whiner

Amy Poehler

*Betty Caruso of Bronx Beat
*Amber, a one-legged contestant on many reality shows
*Nancy Grace
*Sally Needler
*Kaitlin
*Dakota Fanning
*Hillary Clinton

Q

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.)
*Ronald Reagan

Colin Quinn

*Robert De Niro from Joe Pesci Show

R

Gilda Radner

*Emily Litella
*Judy Miller
*Roseanne Rosannadanna
*Baba Wawa

Jeff Richards

*Drunk Girl, a perpetually drunk college coed who appears on Weekend Update and flashes Jimmy Fallon
*Baby K, a toddler who can rap
*Gary Busey

Ann Risley

Chris Rock

*Nat X

Charles Rocket

Tony Rosato

Maya Rudolph

*Beyoncé Knowles from Prince Show
*Donatella Versace
*Gemini's Twin singer
*Jodi Deitz of Bronx Beat
*Megan
*Whitney Houston
*Nuni Schoener

Andy Samberg

*The Out of Breath Jogger, an exhausted runner who dispenses current events from different eras
*T'Shane, the new co-host of Deep House Dish
*Digital Shorts, (He's the only cast member to appear in all of them.)

Adam Sandler

*Opera Man
*Cajun Man
*Canteen Boy
*Carlo, one of The Kitchen Boys

Horatio Sanz

*Mañuel Pantalones on the talk show, ¡Show Biz Grande Explosion!
*Goby from Jarret
*Frank from The Boston Teens
*Rick
*Carol
*Elton John

Rob Schneider

* Makin' Copies guy
* The Sensitive Naked Guy

Molly Shannon

*Mary Katherine Gallagher
*Courtney Love
*Sally O'Malley
*Helen Madden
*Jeannie Darcy
*Circe Nightshade (Goth Talk)

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. A short-lived cartoon series was made based on this character from 1988-1989.
* 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

*One of Bill Swerski's Superfans

David Spade

*Dick Clark's secretary, a receptionist who bars everyone (including Jesus Christ) from seeing Dick Clark.
*Airline Steward who says buh-bye
*Host of Hollywood Minute

Jason Sudeikis

*One of the Two A-Holes
*George W. Bush

Terry Sweeney

*Nancy Reagan

Julia Sweeney

* Pat (Saturday Night Live)

T

Kenan Thompson

*Al Sharpton
*Bill Cosby
*Star Jones
*DJ Dynasty Handbag from Deep House Dish
*Reggie from The Dakota Fanning Show
*Charles Barkley

V

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

W

Nancy Walls

*Gail Lafferty, a church bazaar 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

Kristen Wiig

*The Target Lady
*One of the Two A-Holes
*Jean, the introverted office worker
*Amy Poehler's Aunt Linda (movie critic)
*Penelope
* Porch Sitter


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