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(Mobile link).
- He has provided the voice of Scorpion's "Get over here!" and "Come here!" yells in every single one of the character's appearances in gaming and film.