Doug Wildey was born on May 2, 1922 in Yonkers, New York. He taught himself to draw. In 1949 he had his first professional publication, 'Buffalo Bill', and in the following ten years he freelanced for a variety of comic book publishers. From 1954 until 1957, he made 'The Outlaw Kid', which became a popular feature.
After that series, he drew 'The Saint' newspaper strip until 1962. Wildey then started producing several animated series for television: 'Planet of the Apes', 'Jana of the Jungle', and 'Godzilla', among others. His most famous cartoon was the adventure series 'Jonny Quest'. In the 1970s he returned to comic books, where he worked on the strips 'Eddie Race', 'Jonah Hex', 'Sgt. Rock' and his own western, 'Rio'.