|Born||Edward J. Boon
February 22, 1964
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Game programmer and director|
Edward J. Boon (born February 22, 1964) is an American video game programmer and director who had been employed for over 15 years at Midway Games and currently works for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in its subsidiary company NetherRealm Studios, where he is the executive producer of the Mortal Kombat series.
Boon graduated high school from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science.
Boon 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, most notably providing the voice of Scorpion in all of the games as well as both feature films.
Video games 
- High Impact
- Super High Impact
- Total Carnage (all voices)
- Mortal Kombat (1992)
- Mortal Kombat II
- Mortal Kombat 3
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat
- Mortal Kombat Trilogy
- Mortal Kombat 4
- Mortal Kombat Gold
- The Grid
- Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
- Mortal Kombat: Deception
- Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
- Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
- Mortal Kombat (2011)
- Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
- F-14 Tomcat (1987; effects)
- Space Station: Pinball Rendezvous (1987; software and effects)
- Banzai Run (1988; effects)
- Taxi (1988; software and effects)
- Black Knight 2000 (1989; software and effects)
- FunHouse (1990; voice of Rudy)
- Mortal Kombat (the voice of Scorpion)
- Mortal Kombat Annihilation (the voice of Scorpion)
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy (cameo appearance in the episode "Johnny Cage")
- St. Louis Business Journal (2010-05-03). "Universities of Missouri, Illinois hailed as tech's powerful colleges". Sst. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
- "E3 2010: Mortal Kombat Returns! See the New Trailer!". DreadCentral.
- IGN Games (2009-02-23). "Top 100 Game Creators". IGN. Retrieved 2010-06-03.