Canadians a big part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ for 40 years

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TORONTO —; Canadians Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short and Norm Macdonald are among the former Saturday Night Live stars returning for the show’s 40th anniversary special.

Also taking part in the three-hour prime time special on Feb. 15 is Canada’s Jim Carrey.

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The reunion will also include SNL alumni Jimmy Fallon, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Chris Rock, Garrett Morris, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Seth Meyers, Jason Sudeikis, David Spade and Fred Armisen.

A number of former hosts and musical guests are also scheduled to be part of the special: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Alec Baldwin, Kerry Washington, Emma Stone, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Melissa McCarthy, Robert DeNiro, Paul Simon, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Betty White, Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd and James Franco.

Saturday Night Live was created by Toronto’s Lorne Michaels and debuted in 1975.

Its cast has included at least seven Canadians: Ottawa-born Dan Aykroyd (1975-79) and Peter Aykroyd (1979-80), Brantford, Ont.’s Phil Hartman (1986-94), Quebec City’s Norm Macdonald (1993-98), Ottawa-born Mark McKinney (1995-97), Toronto’s Mike Myers (1989-95), and Hamilton, Ont. native Martin Short (1984-85).

A number of Canadians have made cameos on SNL, including Toronto’s Will Arnett, Kapuskasing, Ont. native James Cameron, Springdale, Nfld.-born Natasha Henstridge, Winnipeg’s Chantal Kreviazuk, Hamilton, Ont. native Eugene Levy, Toronto’s Owen Pallett and Sudbury-born Alex Trebek.

Toronto artist The Weeknd performed with musical guest Ariana Grande on SNL‘s 40th season premiere.

Over the years, dozens of Canadians have appeared on the show as hosts or musical guests.

Hosts from north of the border have included stars from seven provinces and one territory: Neve Campbell (Sudbury, Ont.); John Candy, Jim Carrey, Drake (Toronto); Michael J. Fox (Edmonton); Tom Green (Pembroke, Ont.); Wayne Gretzky, Phil Hartman (Brantford, Ont.); Margot Kidder (Yellowknife); Pam Anderson (Ladysmith, B.C.); Eric McCormack, Rick Moranis (Toronto); Norm Macdonald (Quebec City); Mike Myers (Toronto), Leslie Nielsen (Regina); Catherine O’Hara (Toronto); Ellen Page (Halifax); Jason Priestley, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen (Vancouver); Paul Shaffer (Thunder Bay, Ont.); William Shatner (Montreal); Martin Short (Hamilton, Ont.); Dave Thomas (Toronto) and Nia Vardalos (Winnipeg).

Brendan Fraser, Matthew Perry and Kiefer Sutherland —; who were born outside Canada but grew up in the country —; have also hosted.

BELOW: Scroll though the photos to see the Canadians who have appeared on SNL as musical guests.

The Band performed in 1976.

Gordon Lightfoot performed in 1976.

Anne Murray performed in 1976 and 1980.

Kate and Anna McGarrigle performed in 1977.

Bruce Cockburn performed in 1980.

Bryan Adams performed in 1985.

Loverboy performed in 1983.

Neil Young performed in 1989, 1992, 2000 and 2005.

Robbie Robertson performed in 1988 (and in 1992 with Bruce Hornsby and as part of The Band in 1976).

Cowboy Junkies performed in 1989.

kd lang performed in 1989.

Crash Test Dummies performed in 1994.

Nelly Furtado performed in 2001 and 2006.

Alanis Morissette performed in 1995 and 1998.

The Tragically Hip performed in 1995.

Sarah McLachlan performed in 1997.

Barenaked Ladies performed in 1999.

Sum 41 performed in 2001 (and again in 2005 with Ludacris)

Avril Lavigne performed in 2003, 2004 and 2007.

Arcade Fire performed in 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Feist performed in 2007.

Michael Buble performed in 2010 and 2011.

Justin Bieber performed in 2010 and 2013.

Drake performed in 2011 and in 2014.

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