Petri Hawkins Byrd - Updated Jun 2024

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Petri Hawkins Byrd

Petri Hawkins Byrd is one of the Television personalities. Petri Hawkins Byrd is better known as Byrd. Also, he is prominent for his role as Bailiff on the Court Program Judge JudyHe has been able to gain much fame as a viable actor in the show. Moreover, he also performed in various national pictures as well as television shows.

Early Life and Childhood

The well-known person was born on November 29, 1957. Petri Hawkins Byrd was born in Brooklyn, New York. As of 2024, he is 66 years old with the zodiac sign Sagittarius.

Though his parent’s name is not unknown, it is known that he has four siblings altogether. Sadly, his father was jailed because he was a drug dealer. During a tough time, his mother made sure that their family stayed together.

Petri Hawkins Byrd with his siblings

Caption: Petri Hawkins Byrd with his siblings (Instagram)

Similarly, he belongs to the American nationality. However, his ethnicity is not disclosed in public. He had spent his childhood days in Jacksonville New York as Petri Adonic Byrd. Later on, he changed his name from Hawkins to Adonis to honor her mother when she expired.

Further, he attended Eastern District High School for his high school studies. After that, he joined Hostos Community College in The Bronx. Moreover, he is also a graduate of Joh Jay College. From there, he received a Criminal Justice degree.

Petri Hawkins Byrd – Net Worth 2024

More or less, Petri’s net worth is roughly calculated to be 3.5 million dollars. Nevertheless, he has kept some information such as his salary, personal belongings, and endorsements, a low profile.

Personal Life

Petri Hawkins Byrd is a married man. He is in a married relationship with his wife Makita Bond Byrd. They married each other on 4th May 2019.

Petri Hawkins Byrd and his wife

Caption: Petri Hawkins Byrd and his wife (Instagram)

Rumors and Controversy

Fortunately, there are no rumors or controversies regarding Petri Hawkins-Byrd.  He has not done any kind of activities that would create any controversial scandal.

It is good to know that he has been able to maintain his professional and personal life and keep his profile clean.

Body Measurements

Correspondingly, the celebrity stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches tall. While his weight is approximately 109 kg. His eyes are brown and he has black-colored hair. However, his shoe size, dress size, and exact body measurements are not available in any source of information.

Petri Hawkins Byrd body measurements

Caption: Petri Hawkins Byrd on a vacation (Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

After graduation, Petri Hawkins Byrd and his family shifted to the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He then worked for the United States Marshals Service.

Likewise, he had started his career being a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal in San Mateo, California. From the years 1992 to 1996, he worked as a student counselor at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California.

Presently, he works in the New York City Court System as Judge Judy Sheindlin’s Bailiff (1986). In the year 1986, he was transferred to the Family Court division in Manhattan.

Extra career activities

Other than the above career activities, Byrd also works as an event M.C. guest speaker, charity supporter, and community activist. Additionally, he is the national chairman of the O.K. Program.

It addresses social issues confronting black boys and young men. In addition, it is on the board of the faith-based youth program Teen Center USA.

Movies and TV Shows

The movies in which Byrd has been involved are Tom Hennessy, Soul Lake, Under The Palm Tree, American Skin, Sheen Talk, Inspirit, and Reese’s Pieces.

By the same token, his other projects include Curb Your Enthusiasm, A Deeper Love, Playing Mona Lisa, In the Eyes of a Killer, and Saviour of None. 

Conversely, Judge Judy is the famous and popular TV Show on which he has been working.


In the bargain, consecutively for three years, in 2018, 2019, and 2020, the Outstanding Legal/ Courtroom Program nominated him for Judge Judy (1996). The nominations were from the Daytime Emmy Awards.

On the other hand, he is the winner of the Best Action Sequence Feature for Tom Hennessy. This title was from Action on Film International Film Festival, USA 2013.

Petri Hawkins Byrd – Social Media

Though Petri Hawkins-Byrd is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, his account is verified only on Twitter. On Facebook, he has over 1k followers.

Similarly, his account can be searched by writing @byrdthebailiff on Instagram. He has 31.5k followers on it with a total of 706 posts to date. With the blue tick, his Twitter account’s name is @ByrdtheBailiff with 11.4k followers.