Petri Hawkins-Byrd Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Salary, Height and Net Worth

Petri Hawkins Byrd

Who is Petri Hawkins-Byrd?

Petri Hawkins-Byrd better known as Byrd is an American television personality best known for his role as bailiff on the court program Judge Judy.

Hawkins-Bryd has been seen on stage as a stand-up comedian and actor on many occasions. He has appeared in films, TV shows, and also commercials. He has also provided voice-over work for radio, television and video games.

Petri Hawkins is also a sought-after motivational speaker. Adding to his career, Hawkins serves as an event M. C., a charity supporter, guest speaker, and also a community activist.

He has served as the national chairman of the O.K. Program. The program covers social issues confronting black boys and also young men. He serves on the board of Teen Center USA which is a faith-based youth program.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Education

He graduated from Southwest High School and joined Hostos Community College in The Bronx. Byrd attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice from where he graduated in 1989 with receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Education

He graduated from Southwest High School and joined Hostos Community College in The Bronx. Byrd attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice from where he graduated in 1989 with receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

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How Old Is Petri Hawkins-Byrd?

Hawkins-Bryd is 61 years old as of 2019. He was born on November 29, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Family

He was born to his parents as the youngest child of five. He has not shared any information regarding her father, and mother or any further information about his siblings.

Is Petri Hawkins-Byrd Married?

Hawkins-Byrd got married to his lovely wife Felicia Hawkins in 1980. The Hawkins have four children.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Career

Hawkins-Bryd started off his career as a court officer for the Brooklyn circuit of the New York City Court System. In 1986, Hawkins-Bryd was transferred to Manhattan’s Family Court division. There, he worked on a rotating basis with all the judges, including Judge Judith Sheindlin.
He relocated to San Mateo, Calif in 1990 to serve as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshall. Byrd accepted an offer to work as a student counselor at Monta Vista High School in Santa Clara, Calif three years later.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Judge Judy

After Judge Judith Sheindlin was granted a slot for her own television series, Hwakins-Bryd penned down a congratulatory letter for her saying: “If you ever need a bailiff, my uniform still fits” in 1996. He also jokingly asked if she would be interested in having him serve at her side again. To his surprise, Sheindlin called him at home to offer him a role, which he accepted. Bryd has stayed with Judge Judy ever since. Hawkins-Bryd is the longest-serving television court bailiff in history.

He has the responsibility of introducing cases delivering materials between the judge and the litigants, dismissing the parties, and escorting them out once the case is over.  He has had to play a larger role by controlling altercations or preventing potential altercations between the plaintiff(s) and the defendant(s) on several occasions.
Also on occasions, he has contacted litigants’ parole officers or performed drug tests. He is often seen supplying surly and lackadaisical nonverbal expressions or exclamations.

He tells Sheindlin where she is wrong and is almost always able to provide answers in areas that Sheindlin is unfamiliar with, such as on mathematics, used car prices, current fads, technology, computer-related Subjects.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Salary How Much Does Petri Hawkins-Byrd Make?

Byrd’s annual salary on the Judge Judy show is not yet disclosed.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd Net Worth

Byrd’s net worth is not yet revealed but he is believed to earn handsomely from his law career.

How Tall Is Petri Hawkins-Byrd?

The bailiff stands at a height of 6′ 2″ (1.88 m).

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