Wildstar was a moderately successful singer, performing in a band that played a style like Thyferra's hard rock and metal, until a crackdown by his homeworld’s Imperial governor left his band no choice but to escape and live a life on the run, performing at whatever watering holes in the Outer Rim they could get gigs at. Stories of their escape from Imperial capture soon caught the attention of the underworld, who sought their services for smuggling operations.
Wildstar and his band soon were leading a double life, with the band providing a front for the smuggling operation. It was during this time that Wildstar became friends with a member of Red Squadron, Hal "Biggs" Lightman, who discovered the band while on leave and tried to convince him to join the Alliance. Although sympathetic to the cause, he loved performing too much, and so couldn't give up his life right away, though he often exchanged scuttlebutt with Biggs about Imperial operations in the region, also engaging in the occasional arms shipment to the Alliance.
After the Battle of Hoth, the focus of the Alliance shifted toward forming alliances with Mid Rim systems, and it was during the early phase of this operation that the drummer for Wildstar's band was shot & killed in a bar fight. With the rest of the band splitting up and going their separate ways, Wildstar entered Alliance accelerated starfighter training and soon graduated, joining his friend Biggs on the CRS Morning Star as a member of Blue Squadron. He eventually rose to the leadership of that squadron, briefly holding it until heavy losses forced its consolidation with Red Squadron, at which time he adopted the Red 2 billet as Executive Officer.
Wildstar struck a close working relationship while on the Morning Star with a Quarren by the name of Moggaz Murg, whose involvement with the outfit has been heretofore classified. The two came to know each other so well that each would sometimes know what the other was thinking about without saying anything. The two also exchanged duties many times, and so are practically interchangeable from a personnel perspective. Curiously, they also share many of the same interests.
Wildstar was AWOL at the time of the Battle of Endor, with speculation on the Vigilant being that he sent himself on a wild goose chase based on what he said was a couple of leads on missing members of a rumored long-lost Kalidor Squadron that he contends is either very much together or wants to rebuild. New Republic High Command really wanted to make an example out of him by removing him from active starfighter pilot status, but Fleet Liaison Murg interceded on his old friend's behalf and persuaded command to reduce his rank only severely to 1st Lieutenant and reassign him to Sabre Squadron, with Murg requesting reassignment to the same. Major Andy "Bulldog" Clark, noting their history on the Morning Star, immediately gave Wildstar the assignment of co-pilot of Mercy 3.