Petri Hawkins-Byrd Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Sep, 2021
Facts of Petri Hawkins-Byrd
Date of Birth: 1957 , November-29
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Petri Hawkins-Byrd
Birth Name Petri Adonis Byrd
Nick Name Byrd
Mother Maiden
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York
Profession television personality
Net Worth $3.5 million
Hair Color Dark brown
Weight in KG 108 kg
Married Yes
Married to Felicia
Education John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Books Skytalk
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Petri Hawkins-Byrd, also known by his fame name Byrd is a television personality, well recognized for the role as bailiff on the court Judge Judy.

Early life and Education Of Petri Hawkins-Byrd

Byrd was born on 29 November 1957, in a neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Byrd attended Eastern District high school. After his graduation from there, he attended Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

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Yes, when I was young(er) I went to the beach and posed. Question: Was everyone in the '70s tall and slim? #tbt #backinthedaywhenIwasyoung #byrdthebailiff #judgejudy #fbf

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Being born in a large family of six members, Byrd was the eldest of his father and mother, with his two brothers and one sister. Petri gives all the credit for his successful career to his mother, Maiden.

Byrd started working as a court officer for the Brooklyn circuit of the New York City Court System. In the year 1986, he got transferred to the Family Court Division in Manhattan.

While he was working in Manhattan, Byrd met Judge Judith Sheindlin, Supervising Family Court Judge Manhattan. Later on, in 1989 Hawkins-Byrd gained a criminal justice degree from John Jay College.

The following year, Byrd and his family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in California, when he worked for the United States Marshals Service.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd's Career

Byrd's professional career began in the year 1996 when Sheindlin was offered her TV series, as Petri Byrd write her a congratulatory letter saying: "If you ever need a bailiff, my uniform still fits." Later Judge Judy called him at home to offer him a role.

Till now, Byrd has been with the show for its entire run which makes him the longest-running court show bailiff in history. His central portrayal on the show consists of introducing cases, delivering materials between the judge and the litigants, dismissing the parties escorting them when the case is over.

Besides his limited speaking role and commenting only when addressed by Scheindlin for the most part, Petri is also seen frequently supplying surly and lackadaisical nonverbal expressions or exclamations.

Byrd will tell Sheindlin where she's wrong and is almost always able to provide answers in areas that Scheindlin is unaware of, such as mathematics, current fads, technology, computer-related subjects, etc.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd's Personal life

Petri Hawkins-Byrd is a married man. He married his high school girlfriend Felicia in 1980 after dating each other since their college. The couple has four children together, as all of them are grown up now.

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God woke me up to my Wife...I married my best friend and soulmate .. #lovewins #blessed #29 #blacklove #byrdthebailiff

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After a couple of years of their marriage affair, Petri's life changed as he and his wife got split after a year or two at their wedding. However, she didn't file for divorce.

The couple separated as his wife Felicia went away with her four children to the West Coast. But he wanted to make his marriage work, and that's why he moved to California to stay with his family.

Later Petri and Felicia began counseling in cross country for more than five months. He's a living inspiration for all the new fathers out there.  Byrd tried to patch up with the family, so he made efforts, and later they started living together again happily.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd's Net Worth

Petri earns a decent amount of salary from his successful career as he has a lot of fame. His current net worth is estimated to be $3.5 million.

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Petri Hawkins-Byrd is 61 years old as of 2019. 
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches(1.88m).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 109kg(240 Ibs).
  • Body Measurements: Still, he looks energetic and healthy at the age of 69 years.

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