Petri Hawkins Byrd Biography

Hawkins Petri Byrd, often known as Byrd, is an American bailiff and television personality most known for his appearances on the court show. Judge Judy, sometimes known as a bailiff, is a legal officer who serves as a manager or custodian in various offices and responsibilities.

Byrd began working for the New York City Court System’s Brooklyn Circuit as a court officer. In 1986, he was transferred to the Family Court division of Manhattan’s district court. Judge Judy Sheindlin, the Supervising Family Court Judge for Manhattan, was introduced to Byrd in this capacity.

How old is Petri Hawkins Byrd? – Age

He was born as Petri Adonis Byrd on 29 November 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is 65 years as of 2022.

Where did Petri Hawkins Byrd go to school? – Education

Byrd received his education at Eastern District High School in Brooklyn, where he grew up. He went on to Hostos Community College in The Bronx to continue his education. In 1989, Hawkins-Byrd graduated from John Jay College with a criminal justice degree.

Petri Hawkins Byrd – Family

Byrd comes from a family of six siblings, the youngest of them is him. He was born in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. When he started to work for the United States Marshals Service a year later, he and his family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Petri’s Wife

Makita Bond Byrd, Petri’s wife, is a woman named Makita Bond Byrd. The couple married on May 4, 2019, after first meeting in 2012. They didn’t start their love tale right away after meeting; it took some time. According to Makita, the two met on the Sunset Bronson lot in 2012 and went to a comedy concert together, but they lost touch after that. Makita goes on to add that Petri texted her in 2015 and she answered, “Hey…,” but that was the end of it.
She was then invited to interview for a position on the Judge Judy program, which she was fortunate enough to be offered. Petri was plainly on set as the show’s bailiff, and Makita felt she might surprise him on set because he had sent her a Facebook friend request.

He didn’t remember her, but acted like he did during their conversation, which surprised her. They began to hang together more frequently after that and started to date. After a few years, Makita’s timeline on Facebook was updated with a photo from their time on the Sunset Bronson. She continues, “Petri would never have believed they had met before if it hadn’t been for the Facebook memories post.” They have been seen together on various times since their wedding and appear to be happy together.
Petri was previously married to Felicia Hawkins, who is also the mother of his four children, before marrying Makita. Felicia and Petri married in 1980, but they eventually divorced, and Felicia relocated to the West Coast with her children. Byrd and Felicia reconnected after five months of intensive counseling, but their relationship did not survive, since he is now married to another woman.


Petri Hawkins Byrd photo
Petri Hawkins Byrd photo

Petri Hawkins Byrd Height

He is 6 feet 2 Inches (1.88 m) tall.

What is Petri Salary?

He receives an annual estimated salary of more than $1 million a year.

Petri  Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $3 million.

Petri Hawkins Byrd Career

As a result of this, she was approached about writing a book, and she wrote “Don’t Pee On My Leg” and “Tell Me It’s Raining.” She was then asked whether she would be interested in hosting her own courtroom series, which she gladly accepted.

Mr. Byrd served as Judge Judy Sheindlin’s bailiff throughout her time in the Family Court System. He found out about the new program while it was in the planning stages and wrote her a congratulatory letter in which he offered to serve as a bailiff if she needed one. Sheindlin contacted Byrd after reading his letter and accepted his offer to be her show’s bailiff, a post he has held since Judge Judy’s debut. As a result, he is the longest-serving bailiff in the history of courtroom programming.
On the show, his primary function is to file lawsuits, offer papers between the court and the litigants, evict the parties, and escort them out till the case is over.

On other times, Byrd has been called upon to play a wider role in resolving or preventing disputes between the plaintiff(s) and the respondent (s). He has called the parole officers of litigants on occasion and administered drug tests. Despite his limited function as a speaker and commentator who is mostly addressed by Sheindlin, Byrd is seen making amusing nonverbal reactions or exclamations. Byrd corrects Sheindlin’s errors and can nearly always supply solutions in areas she is unfamiliar with, such as arithmetic, used vehicle values, current fads, technology, computer-related issues, and so on.

Petri Hawkins Byrd Judge Judy

Sheindlin rose to national prominence on October 24, 1993, when 60 Minutes broadcast a segment about her, stressing her abilities as a harsh family court judge.

Petri Hawkins Byrd Movies and Tv Shows

  • Inspirit
  • Saviour of None
  • A Deeper Love
  • Soul Lake
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Reesie’s Pieces
  • American Skin
  • Tom Hennessy
  • Under The Palm Tree
  • Sheen Talk
  • Playing Mona Lisa
  • In the Eyes of a killer
  • Judge Judy
  • Fear PHarm 2
  • How I Met My Father
  • A Polished Soul
  • Redemption of the Ghost
  • The Adventures of Umbweki (2009)
  • The Two Gamers
  • The Fast Food King
  • Treasure Tales
  • Fugitive Hunter
  • The ‘N’ Word
  • Southern Hard
  • The Private Eye

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