Josh Hancock is an entertainment automotive expert and host with over 20 years of industry experience serving as a creative consultant for motion pictures and television. Known for his deep understanding of how cars permeate American pop culture, Hancock began his career working in Hollywood collaborating with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrew Niccol, Mike Myers and Steven Soderbergh while garnering credits on blockbuster films including Casino, The Rainmaker, Nutty Professor II, and all three films in the $656 million Austin Powers franchise.
During this time, Hancock held the coveted position of in-house automotive consultant at New Line Cinema for eight years, overseeing more than 70 films and consulting with auto industry giants such as Johnson Controls, Bentley, Audi, Nissan, Ford, Aston Martin, Volvo, Mazda, Jaguar, and Land Rover.
His background in both stand-up comedy and producing led him to create, produce, and host his own television show called SHIFTING GEARS. A light-hearted and humorous look at automobiles and their roles in American culture, SHIFTING GEARS was picked up by the History Channel and had a loyal audience of celebrities and car enthusiasts.
It was this combined success that led Hancock to serve as co-host of the nationally syndicated CAR AND DRIVER RADIO for seven years, lending his expert car advice, Hollywood anecdotes and relatable humor to the airwaves.
Currently Hancock is a correspondent for the Entertainment Radio Networks,
The Drive reporting the latest on Hollywood’s obsession with cars both on and off the movie set. He continues to consult with major auto manufacturers on their integrations in film and television and advises many celebrities and high-profile personalities on their own automotive choices and collections.
He was a key consultant to the 2017 hit and latest installment of the Wolverine series LOGAN, with Hugh Jackman, and also the 2017 comedy WHY HIM with Bryan Cranston. Recently he was a tech advisor JOHN WICK 3 and Quentin Tarantino’s new film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, which will pair Leonardo DeCaprio and Brad Pitt for the first time.
Hancock has been featured as a entertainment automotive expert on FOX, CBS, NBC, CNN, Inside Edition and on syndicated specials for ITV (on Reuters-TV and AP