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The cast members and frequent guests of Saturday Night Live have created over 800 recurring characters since the show debuted in 1975. Warriors, journalists, motivational speakers, cheerleaders, and musicians have taken the SNL stage and made us laugh time and time again.

Each character has its own page in The Archives. It lists who played it and a summary of its appearances.

Start navigating the characters by clicking on one of the tabs above. You may browse alphabetically through the pages. Or search for a character below.


You may also browse using the character groups. A group is two or more characters which share a common theme, or frequently appear together in non-recurring sketches.

You may also refer to the Full List of characters.