|Ed Boon Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||February 22, 1964|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Ed Boon is an American video game programmer, director, and voice actor who had worked at Midway Games for almost 15 years in the past. In 2011, he started working for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Ed is also popular for being the creator of the Mortal Kombat series as well as the Injustice series. He has also served as the creative director of video games like Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. Ed has done voiceover work in films and TV shows for characters such as Scorpion in Drawn Together, Mortal Kombat, and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
Edward John Boon
Chicago, Illinois, United States
For his high school education, Ed Boon went to the Loyola Academy in Wilmette.
In 1986, he graduated from the University of Illinois, UIUC with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science.
Game programmer, director, actor, producer
- Siblings – Sonya Boon (Sister), Tanya Boon (Sister)
6 ft or 183 cm
89 kg or 196 pounds
Race / Ethnicity
Best Known For
- Creating Mortal Kombat game series in collaboration with John Tobias.
- Serving as the creative director and team leader in the creation of DC Comics fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.
His first film work came in the 1995 adventure fantasy film Mortal Kombat in which he voiced the Scorpion character.
First TV Show
In 1996, Ed Boon guest appeared on the talk show GamePro TV as himself.
Ed Boon Favorite Things
- Mortal Kombat Character – Scorpion
- Singer and Songwriter – Prince
- Music Band – Genesis
- Fighting Game Series – Tekken
- Fatality – Quan Chi’s Leg Beatdown
Source – Wikia.com
Ed Boon Facts
- Ed Boon has named two characters in the Mortal Kombat game after his sisters – Tanya after Tania and Sonya Blade after Sonya.
- The name of one of the characters in the game was created by spelling his and John Tobias’ surnames backward – Noob Saibot.
- In 2009, the prestigious IGN magazine included him at the #100 position on the list of “Top 100 Game Creators.”
- In 2008, the special edition of Guinness magazine, Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition honored him for being the longest-serving video game voice actor.