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Saturday Night's Children: Tony Rosato (1981-1982)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 36 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

For such an Italian-Canadian SCTV character success, it's surprising that Tony Rosato and his larger-than-life delivery — compared in his early days to that of John Belushi (who he also impersonated) — never made much of a splash during his run on SNL from 1981-1982. The producer/cast member shake-ups of the early 1980s and the 1981 Writer's Guild of America Strike can soak up [...]