Born in Montgomery, Alabama, John Cork is a graduate of the School of Cinema-Television (now School of Cinematic Arts) of the University of Southern California. His screenplay, The Long Walk Home, was made into the 1990 feature of the same name, after first being a student production. As a noted and respected James Bond historian, he has (along with Bruce Scivally) co-produced numerous documentaries, featurettes, and co-authored James Bond: The Legacy all detailing the James Bond phenomenon. He has also co-authored Bond Girls are Forever: The Women of James Bond with Maryam d'Abo, and James Bond Encyclopedia with Collin Stutz, and is on the board of directors of the Ian Fleming Foundation. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Nicole Dillenberg and son Jimmy Cork, and is the president of Cloverland Productions.