Petri Hawkins-Byrd Bio, Wiki
Petri Hawkin-Byrd is an American TV personality best known for playing the role of the bailiff on the reality show Judge Judy. He’s been the show’s bailiff for nearly two decades, making him the longest-serving court show bailiff. Judy revealed in March 2020 that Judge Judy, which had been on the air for almost 20 years and 25 seasons, will be ending in 2021.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Age
Hawkins was born on November 29, 1957, in New York City in the United States. He is 63 years old as of 2020.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Height
Hawkins-Byrd boasts of a height of 6 ft 2in (1.88 m) .
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Family
Petri Adonis Byrd was born and raised in Jacksonville, New York. Among his five siblings, he is the youngest. When his father was imprisoned for being a drug dealer, his mother made sure their family stayed together. Byrd’s mother died later, and he chose to honor her by changing his name from Adonis to Hawkins (her maiden name).
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Wife and Children
Hawkins-Byrd is married to Felicia since 1980. The couple had some challenges in their marriage which led to a separation in 1989. His wife Felicia moved out 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.
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
Hawkins-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 Movies and Tv Shows
- Tom Hennessy
- Soul Lake
- Under The Palm Tree
- American Skin
- Sheen Talk
- Reesie’s Pieces
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- A Deeper Love
- Playing Mona Lisa
- In the Eyes of a killer
- Saviour of None
- Judge Judy
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Salary
Byrd earns an annual salary of more than $ 1 million by working as a bailiff on the Judge Judy Show. He also earns from his other side hustles as an event MC, community activist, and guest speaker.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd Net Worth
Hawkins-Byrd has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.