He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Boon is best known for the widely popular Mortal Kombat series, which he created with John Tobias. 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 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 of Scorpion in every installment of the series up until Mortal Kombat X, 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.".