Donald Joseph “D.J.” Cotrona, born May 23, 1980, in in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, is an American actor, known for his role in the 2013 film ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’.

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Cotrona is of three eighths Italian descent; his other ancestry includes Polish, German, Hungarian, Austrian, and English. He was studying to be a lawyer at Northeastern University in Boston; however, after doing a summer internship at a law firm, he realized he did not like working with lawyers.

In his sophomore year, he switched to acting; during his spring break, he went to visit a friend in Los Angeles and never returned to college.

Cotrona’s film debut came in the 2005 horror film ‘Venom’. The following year, he starred in the Slamdance Film Festival film, ‘Love is the Drug’.

Cotrona also landed a number of TV roles including ‘Skin’, ‘Windfall’, and ‘Detroit 1-8-7′.

In 2010, Cotrona appeared in the film ‘Dear John’. In 2013, he bagged the role of Flint, one of the leading roles, in the sequel ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’.