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Petri Hawkins Byrd

Petri Hawkins-Byrd

Who is Petri Hawkins Byrd?

Petri Hawkins Byrd (born Petri Adonis Byrd; November 29, 1957) is an American television personality, actor, voice actor, writer, and former New York State Court Officer. Petri Hawkins Byrd is best known for his sidekick role as Bailiff Byrd for the entire series run of The Cosby Show.

Petri Hawkins Byrd- Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Petri Hawkins Byrd was born on November 29, 1957, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. He is a television personality best known for his role as the bailiff in the show “Judge Judy.”

He’s been with the show since the beginning, making him the longest-serving bailiff in the history of a court show.

He attended Southwest High School and then matriculated at the City University of New York, which is located in The Bronx.

He enrolled at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, which is known for its emphasis on the Hispanic community.
The college was founded in the 1970s to serve the people of the South Bronx and has grown steadily since then.

Net Worth of Petri Hawkins Byrd? Salary, Earnings

Petri Hawkins Byrd’s net worth is estimated to be more than $3.5 million, which is consistently boosted by his salary, which is reportedly around $1 million per year, owing largely to his work in “Judge.”

Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend/ Girlfriend

Byrd is married to Felicia, they have four children and reside in Elk Grove, California.

During his free time, he takes on jobs such as a motivational speaker and is often invited to do MC work too.

He also supports several charities and is active within his community.

He is a part of the board of Teen Center USA which is a youth program focused on faith.

He is also the national chairman of the OK Program, a program that helps black adolescents and children.

In response to people stating that it would be fun to be a litigant in “Judge Judy”, he responds strongly by stating that people should keep their love of and respect for the judicial system.

Petri Hawkins Byrd: Professional Career

Petri Hawkins Byrde does a lot of event Master of Ceremonies (MC) duties in addition to working on television.

He stayed in New York City after graduation and began working as a court officer in the court system.

In 1986, he was assigned to the Family Court division in Manhattan.

During this time, he met and befriended Judge Judy Sheindlin, who would later become his “Judge Judy” co-star.

She was the Supervising Family Court Judge for the area at the time.

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Petri Hawkins Byrd Posing for Photo. Source: biographypedia

In order to advance his career, he enrolled at John Jay College and pursued a degree in criminal justice.

The school is also affiliated with the City University of New York and was the first in the United States to focus on forensics and criminal justice.

He moved to California, the San Francisco Bay area, in 1990, a year after finishing his degree, and found work with the US Marshals Service (USMS).

It is a federal law enforcement agency that George Washington established during his presidency.

Their branch reports directly to the US Attorney General as part of their job, and the majority of their operations deal with fugitives and the management of criminal assets.

He remained with the Marshals until 1996 when he learned of Judge Judy’s television show offer.

He wrote her a congratulatory letter and offered his services as a bailiff; she immediately took his offer,

and the two began working together. “Judge Judy” is a reality court show starring the titular judge, who began the show after retiring from Manhattan’s family court.

In the show, she presides over a simulated courtroom set, resolving mostly minor disputes.

It has been on the air as part of CBS since 1996, with over 24 seasons produced.

It was the highest-rated courtroom program in the country during its run, earning three Emmy Awards in the process.

As a part of “Judge Judy,” Petri holds numerous duties as the court’s bailiff – his main role is to introduce cases to the judge, help with case numbers, swearing-in, and call parties forward.

He also delivers materials, dismisses the accused, and escorts them out once everything is over.

In some episodes, he’s taken on a bigger role due to potential altercations which he has to control.

He has also been seen performing drug tests and collaborating with parole officers of some of the litigants.

One of the reasons his fame grew significantly is due to his nonverbal expressions which can be seen throughout each episode.

Despite having very few lines, this aspect of him has helped him gain a lot of fans. He is also sometimes consulted on topics Judge Judy is not familiar with; he also corrects her if she makes a mistake.

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Height, Weight, Hair Colour of Petri Hawkins-Byrd

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