D. J. Cotrona - Biography

Last Modified: Jan 17, 2023

D. J. Cotrona
Nick Name: D.J.
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 23, 1980 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Donald Joseph Cotrona
Birth Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Donald Cotrona
Mother's Name: Sheree Cotrona
Siblings: N/A
University: Northeastern University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, German, English, Polish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 79 kg (174.16 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is D. J. Cotrona?

D. J. Cotrona is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for his work in the film G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Shazam!, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and the TV series From Dusk till Dawn.

D. J. Cotrona in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Source: DJ Cortana Online)

D. J. Cotrona – Age, Parents, Siblings

D. J. Cotrona was born Donald Joseph Cotrona on May 23, 1980, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. His mother Sheree Cotrona worked as a teacher while his father Donald Cotrona worked for a recycling company. It is unclear if he is the only child of his parents or his siblings.

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from high school, D. J. Cotrona joined Northeastern University in Boston. Although he was studying law there, a summer internship at a law firm made him realize that he did not like working as a lawyer. So he switched to acting during his sophomore year. After visiting a friend in Los Angeles during the summer break, he never returned to college and instead began searching for acting jobs in LA.

His ethnicity includes Italian, German, English, and Polish.

D. J. Cotrona – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

D. J. Cotrona began dating actress Adrianne Palicki in 2011. They were in a relationship until 2013. His next girlfriend was Eiza González and they were together from 2014 to 2016.

Currently, he is believed to be single, sans wife or children. Also, he has never been divorced.

D. J. Cotrona in From Dusk Till Dawn (Source: IMDb)

D. J. Cotrona – Career

Early Days

Cotrona made his debut screen appearance in a 2003 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. This was followed by minor roles in the TV series Skin (2005), Windfall (2006) and in the films Venom (2005), Love Is the Drug (2006), Dear John (2010), etc.

Finally, in 2010, D. J. Cotrona played the character of Detective John Stone in the TV series Detroit 1-8-7. Although he portrayed the character for a total of 16 episodes, from 2010 to 2011, the work did gain him steady work and appearances in Hollywood.

Films, Series

Since then Cotrona has starred in the films G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) as Flint, as Super Hero Pedro in Shazam! (2019), Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023). Moreover, he has appeared in the episodes of the TV series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014-2016), L.A.'s Finest (2020), and the TV movie Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within the Cartel (2017).

D. J. Cotrona in Shazam! (Source: Heroic Hollywood)


On the set of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, D. J. Cotrona has worked with Jovan Armand, P. J. Byrne, Abby Glover, Derek Russo, and Zach Catanzareti.

D. J. Cotrona – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of D. J. Cotrona is estimated at around $4 million while the figure on his annual income/salary is under review.

D. J. Cotrona – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, and Twitter, Cotrona is followed by thousands of followers but seems to be absent from Facebook.

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