Petri Hawkins Byrd Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Married and Net Worth

By | May 2, 2021

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Biography

Petri Hawkin-Byrd an American television personality known as the bailiff on the reality show Judge Judy. He has served the role of bailiff for over twenty years on the show making him the longest-running court show bailiff. In March 2020, Judy announced that Judge Judy will come to an end in 2021 after being on air for over 20 years with 25 seasons.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Age

Petri was born on November 29, 1957, in New York City in the United States.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Judge Judy

Petri joined the Judge Judy Show around 1996. He got the job through a congratulatory message he had sent Judy. He met Judy Sheindlin while he was working as a court officer at the Family Court division in Manhattan while Judy was the Supervising Family Court Judge. On the show, he introduces the cases, delivers materials between the disputants and the judge, discharging the parties, and escorting them out when their case is over.

Petri’s role might seem so minor since he only speaks when summoned by Judy Sheildlin. He, however, has a major role behind the scenes where he sometimes performs drug tests on the disputants or gives them counseling before being referred to a professional counselor. He also corrects Sheindlin when she is wrong and also provides answers to areas the judge is not familiar with.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Education

Hawkins-Byrd graduated from Southwest High School and later joined Hostos Community College located in The Bronx. In 1989, he graduated from John Jay College with a degree in criminal justice.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd House

Hawkins-Byrd lives in his luxurious house at Laguna West with his wife and children.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Career

Byrd began his career by working at the Brooklyn circuit of the New York City Court System as a court officer. He was later transferred to the Family Court division in Manhattan in 1986. After three years he was able to advance his studies and joined the United States Marshals Service in San Fransisco Bay Area. Apart from being a bailiff, Byrd is a voice-over artist, comedian, event MC, guest speaker, and community activist.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Salary

Byrd earns an estimated annual salary of more than $ 1 million.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Net Worth

Byrd has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Movies and Tv Shows

  • Tom Hennessy
  • Soul Lake
  • Under The Palm Tree
  • American Skin
  • Sheen Talk
  • Inspirit
  • Reesie’s Pieces
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • A Deeper Love
  • Playing Mona Lisa
  • In the Eyes of a killer
  • Saviour of None
  • TV Shows
  • Judge Judy

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Height and Weight

Hawkins-Byrd stands ata a height of 6 ft 2in (1.88 m) and weighs 240 Ibs (109kg).

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Family

Byrd was born and raised in Jacksonville New York as Petri Adonis Byrd as the youngest child amongst his five siblings. His mother made sure their family stayed together when his father was jailed for being a drug dealer. His mother later died and he decided to honor her by changing his name from Hawkins(her maiden name) from Adonis,

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Wife and Children

Hawkins-Byrd married Felicia in 1980, the couple had some challenges in their marriage and had a separation in 1989. His wife Felicia moved with their four children to the West Coast in California. After five months of thorough counseling, Hawkins-Byrd and Felicia got back together which forced him to relocate to California to be with his family. The couple lives in their luxurious house at Laguna West.


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