Fred Kida was born in Manhattan. Fred broke into comics as an inker and background artist in the Iger Studios in 1941. He moved to Quality where he drew 'Phantom Clipper'. He did work on 'Iron Ace', 'Boy King', and 'Gunmaster' for Hillman Publications in 1942. In 1943 he began working on 'Airboy', which was created by Charles Biro. And after leaving the 'Airboy' feature in 1948, Kida began to split his time between Charles Biro's crime books and the Atlas line.
For Biro the artist produced several dozen fine crime strips for 'Crime Does Not Pay'. He left in 1953. At Atlas Kida concentrated on the Western 'Ringo Kid', but also drew some horror, war and sword stories for the 'Black Knight Feature'. He stopped in 1959 and his last comic artwork was on the 'Flash Gordon' daily strip.