Edward J. Boon
Game programmer, director and producer
Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Al
John Tobias, Dan Forden, Robin Shou, Larry Kasanoff, Paul W S Anderson
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Edward John Boon (born February 22, 1964) is an American video game programmer and director who was employed for over 15 years at Midway Games and since 2011 has worked for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in its subsidiary company NetherRealm Studios. Boon is best known for the widely popular Mortal Kombat series, which he created with John Tobias.
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Life and career
Boon was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated high school at Loyola Academy in Wilmette He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
After graduation, he was employed by Williams Entertainment in their pinball department, working on approximately 20 pinball games over the next two years.
He is the co-creator of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series, along with John Tobias, and served as the series' lead programmer, with Tobias the lead designer, until their partnership dissolved with Tobias' departure from Midway in 2000. Boon named series characters Sonya Blade and Tanya after his sisters Sonya and Tania, while another character, Noob Saibot, was named after Boon and Tobias' reversed surnames.
Boon was ranked #100 in IGN's 2009 list of "Top 100 Game Creators" for his involvement in the Mortal Kombat series. He continues to be directly involved with the MK franchise and its multimedia side projects, and has also provided voice acting and motion capture work for the games, most notably providing the voice for the "Get Over Here!" catchphrase uttered by Scorpion in every installment of the series as well as both feature films. The 2008 edition of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition consequently awarded him a world record for the "longest-serving video game voice actor." He is also of Dominican descent.