Cast Member Who Has Been on 'Saturday Night Live' Since 2005 to Leave the Show NY Times

A longtime "Saturday Night Live" cast member is leaving the show, with a final appearance slated for this Saturday's season finale, reports The New York Times. The cast member is Bill Hader.

He first joined the NBC sketch show in 2005 as a featured player and was promoted to regular cast member the following year. Some of his memorable portrayals include his Al Pacino and Julian Assange impersonations.

“It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” he told The Times. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’”

Last year Hader was nominated for an Emmy as a supporting actor in a comedy series, a rare honor for a "Saturday Night Live" cast member, the story notes. He has also appeared in movies such as "Superbad" and "Tropic Thunder."

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