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The 10 Least Memorable "Saturday Night Live" Regular Cast Members

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | April 12, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | April 12, 2011 |

Charles Rocket: 1980 - 1981. Weekend update anchor. The most prolific male cast member during the 1980-81 season besides Joe Piscopo, He was fired, in part, for cursing on air. (The scene below is the one that got him fired).

Danitra Vance: 1985 - 1986. Recurring characters: “That black girl,” and Cabrini Green Jackson, a professional teenage mother who gives advice on pregnancy. (She also died in 1994 from breast cancer). Check out this sketch — not something they could pull off today.

Tim Kazurinsky: 1981 - 1984. Recurring characters: The landlord from Eddie Murphy’s “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood,” Father Timothy Owens, and network censor Worthington Clotman.

Mary Gross: 1981 - 1985. Co-anchor of Weekend Update (briefly). Recurring characters: Alfalfa in the “Little Rascals” sketches, Chi Chi, Celeste, and Siobhan Cahill.

Robin Duke: 1981 - 1984. Recurring character: Wendy Whiner. Also played Mr. T.

Jim Breur: 1995 - 1998. Recurring character: Goat boy. He was in those Goth Talk sketches.

Finesse Mitchell: 2003 - 2006. Recurring character: Starkisha. Impressions of, O.J. Simpson, Sean Combs, Kobe Bryant, and Morgan Freeman.

Melanie Hutsell: 1991 - 1994. Impressions: Jan Brady, Tonya Harding and Tori Spelling. She was in those Delta Delta Delta sketches.


Terry Sweeney: 1985 - 1986. First openly gay cast member of “SNL.” Recurring character: His spot-on Nancy Reagan impression, and impressions of Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Joan Collins, and Joan Rivers. (In the skit below, he’s the guy on the far left in the World’s Most Handsome Man Contest).

Gary Kroeger: 1982 - 1985. Appeared as Donny Osmond opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Marie Osmond in a skit that ended with the two making out. Frequently cast as a teenager. (In the sketch below, he plays the teenager, alongside two other members of this list, Robin Duke and Tim Kazurinsky.)

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