Petri Hawkins Byrd is a famous television personality who is well-known as a bailiff on the reality shows Judge Judy. This reality show was telecasted for more than 20 years, with 25 seasons, which ends in 2021. Petri Hawkins is an actor, writer, co-host, and former state court officer in New York City.
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The early life of Petri Hawkins Byrd
Petri Hawkins was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, and his parents’ names are not available, but his father was a drug dealer who spent his life in prison and rehab centers. Petri was the oldest child among four siblings, and there is no information available about the names of his siblings. Petri was brought up by his mother, and their family spent their lives in Jacksonville, New York.
Petri Hawkins Byrd education
Petri Hawkins Byrd joined Hostos Community College in the Bronx, after graduating from Southwest High School. After that, in 1989, he graduated with a degree in criminal justice from John Jay College.
Personal details of Petri Hawkins Byrd
|Real Name||Petri Adonis Byrd|
|Celebrity Name||Petri Hawkins Byrd|
|Age||64 years old|
|Date of Birth||November 29, 1957|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
Body Measurements of Petri Hawkins Byrd
|Height in Centimetres||188 Cm|
|Height in Inches||6 Feet 2 Inch|
|Weight in Kilograms||109 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||240 lbs|
|Spouse Name||Felicia Hawkins|
Petri Hawkins Byrd’s personal life
Petri Hawkins Byrd was born on November 29, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York, the United States. Petri has three brothers and one sister; he is the oldest of his siblings. While his father was in prison, his mother had taken care of the family. Petri’s mother is always supportive and encourages him to strive for success in his career.
Petri Hawkins Byrd’s net worth
Petri is believed to have a net worth of $ 3.5 million approximately. The net worth may be higher or lower than the above amount. As a Bailiff, Petri earns an annual salary of more than $ 1 million by co-hosting the show, Judge Judy. He also earns income as an event MC, community activist, and other guest speakers.
Petri Hawkins Byrd Spouse
Petri Hawkins Byrd married Felicia in 1980, and they lived happily ever after. This couple is blessed with four children, but the names of the children are not available because Petri always wants to keep his personal life away from the media. After some years, these couples had some misunderstandings and got separated in 1989. Felicia moved to the West Coast of California with her four children. After that, the couple attended counseling in family court, and the court ordered them to stay together. Then Petri and his wife, Felicia, moved to California and lived their lives happily with their children. In 2019, Petri married Makita Bond. They both met at a comedy show and started dating in 2015.
Petri Hawkins Byrd Awards and Achievements
Petri Hawkins has been nominated for the Outstanding Legal Courtroom Program for the show Judge Judy in 1996. In 2013, he won the Best Action Sequence award for the film Tom Hennessy, which was held at the International Film Festival in the United States. He was also nominated for the awards in 2018 and 2019.
Petri Hawkins Byrd’s social media
Petri is always active on social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. On Instagram, he has more than 20K followers, and he posts his photos regularly. On Facebook, he has more than 3K followers, and on Twitter, he has 10K followers. He will always post his traveling pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Petri loved to travel, and he had traveled to many places with his family members.
Petri Hawkins Byrd’s successful professional career
Petri Hawkins joined as a Court officer in New York State court in 1980, after graduating from Hostos Community College. In1986, Petri was transferred to the Manhattan Family Court division. While working in family court, Petri joined John Jay college to obtain a degree in criminal justice. After that, Petri worked in Manhattan’s family court as a courtroom officer for many judges on a rotating basis. While working in the family court, he met Sheindlin, who is a supervisor of the family court. Petri also works as a part-time pizza delivery boy.
After that, in 1990, Petri and his family moved to San Mateo, California, where he joined as a Special Deputy Officer with the U.S. Marshalls. In 1992, Petri worked as a student counselor at Monta Vista High School, which is located in Cupertino, California, United States. After meeting Sheindlin in family court, Petri got a chance to work on a show called Judge Jury in 1996.In the judge Judy show, Petri will work in between the judge and disputants, and also, he will escort them when their cases are over. In the show, Petri works as a bailiff. Judge Jury has become a famous reality television show and has gained popularity among the people. Petri also became popular after this show, and this show was telecast for more than 20 years for 25 seasons. In 2021, this show was stopped because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Petri has also acted in some films and television series, and he has also worked as a voice-over artist, comedian, event MC, guest speaker, and community activist apart from acting. Petri acted in the films like Tom Hennessy, Soul Lake in 2015, Under the palm tree, American Skin, Sheen Talk, Inspirit, Reese’s Pieces, Curb Your Enthusiasm, A Deeper Love, Playing Mona Lisa, In the Eyes of a killer, and Saviour of None. In 2018, Petri worked as a host on the medical advice talk show The Doctor. Petri also worked as a voice actor for the upcoming series The Proud Family which will be aired by the Disney channel in 2022.