Darrell Hammond

Darrell Hammond

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About Darrell Hammond

Darrell Hammond is an actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist known for his long stint on Saturday Night Live and his spot-on impression of former president Bill Clinton.

Darrell Hammond was a regular on Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 1995 until 2009, making his the longest tenure of any cast member. He made a name for himself with his impressions, notably of Bill Clinton and Ted Koppel, and has impersonated more than 107 celebrities, an SNL record.


Darrell Hammond was born in Melbourne, Florida, and graduated from Melbourne High School, where he was a star athlete in both football and baseball. He attended Brevard Community College and the University of Florida, where he majored in broadcasting. In the late 1980s, Hammond got his feet wet in the entertainment world as a stand-up comedian on Premier Cruise Line ships. He later moved to New York City, where he eventually joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Darrell Hammond became a part of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast in 1995 and remained until 2009, which is the longest tenure of any cast member. Hammond also holds the SNL record for impersonating more celebrities than any other cast member (107 and counting, including his frequent guest appearances since leaving the show). He has also said the show's opening catchphrase, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" more times than any other SNL cast member.