D.J. Cotrona

by follers on November 5, 2012

Birth Name: Donald Joseph Cotrona

Place of Birth: Wallingford, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 23, 1980

*37.5% Italian
*25% Polish
*12.5% English
*12.5% German (approximately)
*6.25% Austrian
*6.25% Hungarian

D.J. Cotrona is an American actor. His father’s ancestry is half Italian, as well as German, Hungarian, and Austrian. His mother is of one half Polish, one quarter Italian, and one quarter English, descent.

D.J.’s paternal grandfather was Joseph August Cotrona (the son of Joseph Cotrona and Rose Papallo). D.J.’s great-grandparents Joseph and Rose were born in Connecticut, and all of their own parents were Italian, from Calabria.

D.J.’s paternal grandmother was Janet Frances Bensenhaver (the daughter of Frances Sandos). Janet was born in Connecticut. Janet’s father was likely of German ancestry. Janet’s mother Frances was born in Austria, to Paul Sandos, who was born in Hungary, and to Josephine, who was born in Austria.

D.J.’s maternal grandfather was Anthony J. Magnoli, Jr. (the son of Anthony J. Magnoli, Sr. and Angela “Nellie”/”Nell” Krystofczyk). Anthony, Sr. was born in Connecticut, to Italian parents. Angela was also born in Connecticut, to Polish parents.

D.J.’s maternal grandmother was Joan Mitchell (the daughter of Charles S. Mitchell and Magdalena Duberek). Charles was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Sterling/Stirling Seldon Mitchell and Elizabeth Ann/Annie Gregory, and was of of British Isles/English descent; his own mother was from Newfoundland. Magdalena was born in Connecticut, to Polish parents, Stanislaus Duberek and Franciszka Kita.

Thus, both of D.J.’s maternal great-grandmothers were of Polish descent.

Sources: D.J.’s maternal grandfather, Anthony J. Magnoli, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of D.J.’s maternal grandfather, Anthony J. Magnoli, Jr. – http://www.legacy.com

D.J.’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles S. Mitchell and Magdalena Duberek, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of D.J.’s maternal great-grandmother, Magdalena Duberek (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Photo by PR Photos

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew July 2, 2017 at 5:21 am

Joseph Cotrona and Rose Papallo were from Calabria.

andrew September 15, 2016 at 4:54 am
xoxo October 21, 2015 at 5:18 am

He’s average and he looks Mexican.

cwm85 October 21, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Average looking. If he’s average you are very below average.

xoxo November 26, 2015 at 1:17 am

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOO dumbass!!! How the fuck can you judge my appearance when you don’t even know what the fuck I look like??? Asshole! I bet you’re the disgusting looking one here. Insecure prick!

Hill June 29, 2017 at 6:56 am

Lol that response gave away your insecurity xoxo

phaedra April 24, 2016 at 12:45 am

Why the hell do you go around and sneer those who criticize a celeb? You do this very often. It’s so pathetic, embarrassing and low. They don’t know you and they don’t care about you. You’re so desperate. Get a life and let people’s opinions be.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 5:55 am

I see his Italian features. Cute guy btw

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Insanely Handsome and look how mixed he is. 6 groups of European ancestry. Strong Italian features, see polish and german too.

M June 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm

There’s no way this guy isn’t Mexican or at least partially Mexican.

frankine January 5, 2015 at 10:17 am

I Agree, He Look Kinda Latino In This Picture, But White In Others

Check7t December 15, 2014 at 12:25 am


Gracile-Med, he looks ‘whiter’ in other pictures, this is a more darker picture of him.

anen87 December 11, 2014 at 11:43 pm

I thought he was half mexican, half white (frankly I thought he was too good looking to be fully mexican-american), especially after he started dating Eiza Gonzalez who is a mexican.

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

Wow, you are a racist piece of shit. So you’re saying that you have to be white to be attractive? Fuck off, bitch. White people ain’t shit, tbh. People of color are so much more attractive. White people age like milk and POC usually look younger than they are. I would never marry and procreate with a white person.

ashash December 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm

He does look Mexican. He’s attractive.

Marseille April 24, 2014 at 5:56 am

He looks Portuguese.

Nikki May 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Omg you’re right

ihatemostpeople May 6, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I’ve never seen a Portuguese that looked Mexican.

WTF December 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

He looks Mexican, the Mestizo kind.

marjanel April 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Interesting that I am latin America and only know how a “hispanic looks “by this website,also very insteresting that many people in my country don’t look “hispanic”

Angelalibohova April 14, 2014 at 8:01 am

looks part Hispanic

der40 March 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm

correction. His eyes are brown.

J.J. March 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

correction; they’re definitely not ‘brown’ they’re forest green as they’re clearly a green colour with brown around the pupil


J.J. February 27, 2014 at 8:57 pm

correction; his eyes are forest green (green w brown) and his hair is dark brown (brunet)


ihatemostpeople February 24, 2014 at 6:11 am

He looks straight up Hispanic tho…. Like Puerto Rican…..

Gurrl February 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

12.5% German/”possibly other” probably has a Mexican gardener in there huh? ;)

follers February 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

No, it’s in reference to his paternal grandmother, Janet Frances Bensenhaver. Her father was probably from the Bensenhaver family of West Virginia, who were of German descent (probably mixed with English). Janet’s mother seems to have been of Hungarian and Austrian descent.

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 12:20 am

Whatever. He still looks Hispanic. I bet his mom did some fooling around.

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