Ed Boon
Ed Boon

Birth Name:

Edward J. Boon

Birth Date:

February 22, 1964

Birth Place:

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Actor, Director, Programmer, Writer

Years Active:

1992 - Present

Ed Boon is a video game programmer. He is most well known for creating the fighting game series Mortal Kombat and is the head developer of Injustice: Gods Among Us for NetherRealm Studios.


Boon graduated high school from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. He later graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science. And he is best known as a co-creator of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, along with John Tobias. He was ranked #100 in IGN's "Top 100 Game Creators" especially noting his involvement in the Mortal Kombat series. In the 1990s, Boon was generally credited as the lead programmer while Tobias was lead designer. Boon continues to work on the ongoing media franchise, including games, movies and shows. He has also provided voice acting and motion capture for the games.


  • His Twitter name is@noobde@noobde.
  • He has provided the voice of Scorpion in all of the games as well as both feature films.

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