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Biography

D.J. Cotrona Biography

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D.J. Cotrona's facts

Date of Birth 1980-05-23
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Ethnicity White
Education at Northeastern University
Name on Birth Donald Joseph Cotrona
Nick Name D.J Cotrona
Place of Birth New Haven, Connecticut

Donald Joseph Cotrona is an American actor who was born on the 23rd of May in the year of 1980 and is mainly known for the role in the movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation which was released in the year of 2013. He did the role of Seth Gecko in the series of From Dusk till Dawn. It was categorized as the channel horror television. Donald Joseph was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the son of Donald who worked for a recycling company and Sheree who is a teacher. In his college time he wanted to become a lawyer and in order to pursue his career he went to the Northeastern University which was situated in Boston. Later he got to know that he had not been compatible with the lawyers and their workings and he left the law firm. He was doing an internship at that time. Then in the upcoming year he began to act and continue his acting career and never thought of completing his studies.

After he had starred in some of the shows as a guest appearance and was about to be appointed for the role of Ryan Atwood for the television series of The O.C. the role was not provided to him as the role was later given to Benjamin McKenzie. Shortly he was appointed for the role of the main cast for the television drama series of the FOX channel in the year 2003. The show, Skin was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. In the television drama show he had played the role of Adam Roam as the son of the district attorney of Los Angeles. His role was then engaged with Jewel Goldman which was played by Olivia Wilde. The storyline shows about the character Adam Roam and Jewel Goldman where Goldman’s father runs a pornography company and in spite of the fights between their fathers they continue to be engaged in their romantic relationship. The show did not get much appreciation and was later cancelled after its three episodes got aired. Later the other episodes were available in the internet in SOAPnet in the year of 2005.

Later Donald got to feature in the horror movie, Venom which was premiered in the year 2005. The movie was directed by Jim Gillespie and Donald also appeared in the movie Love is the Drug which was premiered in the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. And in the year 2005 he again got the chance to play as the male lead in the NBC series titled Windfall. He played the role of Sean Mathers who is a florist having some dark past and also included in the group of lottery winners. The show was then scheduled to be telecasted in the summer of 2006 after the time was replaced by 2005 season. He was also appointed for the character of Superman for the production of Warner Bros’ movie Justice League: Mortal. There was an issue from the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike and also from the other productions unit which resulted in the unsuccessful move. The movie was never made till the date.

Cotrona later appeared in the movie Dear John which was released in the year of 2010 and on the month of February he was given the role of Detective John Stone in the ABC series of 187 Detroit. The television series also had others casts like Shaun Majumder, Erin Cummings and Michael Imperioli. Later the series was renamed to Detroit 1-8-7. His character is shown dead in the sixteenth episode. Stone Cold after he is killed. Then in the 2013 he had one of the lead roles in the movie G.I Joe: Retaliaton.  His latest appearance can be seen in the series of From Dusk till Dawn.