That would make Saturday night’s season finale his final appearance as a regular cast member.
Moynihan had developed a wide range of characters on “SNL” over the years, including actor Danny DeVito, filmmaker George Lucas, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
He also played recurring original characters such as Drunk Uncle, Riblet and Anthony Crispino.
Deadline reported that Moynihan had a seven-year contract with “SNL,” which is standard for the show, then signed a two-year extension.
Of the current cast, only Kenan Thompson, who is concluding his 14th season, has been on the show longer than Moynihan.
Saturday night’s show will be hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
In addition to starring in his new show on CBS, Moynihan will also voice an imaginary blue winged horse named Happy in the upcoming SyFy show “Happy,’ which also stars Chris Meloni.