Petri Hawkins-Byrd is a television personality from the United States. He is best known for appearing in the court program called ‘Judge Judy’. He began his career as a court officer and is also a motivational speaker. During his free time, he writes poetry and music. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Petri Hawkins-Byrd in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Petri Adonis Byrd, he was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 29, 1957. There is very little known about his childhood details. He must have been a talented individual right from his early days.
For his schooling, Hawkins-Byrd went to Southwest High School and later went to the Bronx’s Hostos Community College. In 1989, he earned his B. Sc. Degree in criminal justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
In 1980, Petri Hawkins-Byrd got married to Felicia. The couple is the parents of four children. Later, he got separated from his wife, who took away the children and settled in West Coast. It has been reported that he has also moved to California.
Career, Award & Nominations
Petri Hawkins-Byrd began to work as a court officer New York City Court System of Brooklyn. Later, he was transferred to Manhattan’s Family Court Division. In 1990, he moved to California’s San Francisco Bay Area and worked for the U. S. Marshals Service. In 1996, he was offered a role in a television series called ‘Judge Judy’. He has been associated with the show since its run till the present date.
He is the longest-running court show bailiff, and his role is to introduce cases, dismissing the parties, escorting them after the case is over, and also delivering materials to the litigants and judge. He has also played a larger role by controlling or preventing altercations. He is known for his nonverbal exclamations and expressions.
Apart from being a television personality, Byrd is also active in many other endeavors. He serves as the national chairman of the O.K. Program and is also on the board of Teen Center USA, which is a faith-based youth program. Occasionally, he works as an event M.C. and has also been a community activist. Byrd is also a charity supporter and a guest speaker. Although popular, he has not received an award yet.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine the net worth of a person who has been associated with a show which has begun since 1996. He has been successful enough to make a net worth of over $5 million and has appeared in a total of 6,242 episodes of ‘Judge Judy’. He is also active in various other endeavors and is popular in the country as a bailiff. In the years to arrive, there can be a good increase in his net worth.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd is very popular in the United States and has got many fans. By starting his career as a court officer, he went on to amass a good number of followers for himself.