Ed Boon

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Game Designer
Date of Birth February 22, 1964
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Age 57 years old
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Ed Boon

Edward John Boon is an American video game programmer, philanthropist, voice actor, and director who was employed for over 15 years at Midway Games and since 2011 has worked for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in its company NetherRealm Studios. Boon is best known for the widely popular Mortal Kombat series, which he created with John Tobias. Boon and Tobias' last names backwards are the basis for the name of the Mortal Kombat character Noob Saibot.

Born: Edward John Boon, February 22, 1964, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Game programmer, director, voice actor and producer
Years active: 1989–present
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About Ed Boon

Best known for being one of the co-creators of the highly successful Mortal Kombat video game franchise, he worked at Midway Games for more than a decade and a half. In 2013, he released Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Before Fame

He studied math and computer science at the University of Illinois. He worked on pinball games after graduating.


Ranked among IGN's Top 100 Game Creators, he helped programmed Mortal Kombat and voiced the yellow ninja character Scorpion.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up alongside his two sisters.


His Mortal Kombat game spawned a series of movies, the first of which was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

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