Best-known for his role of bailiff on the court program, Judge Judy, Petri Hawkins-Byrd has established himself as the most famous and wealthy bailiff from his television exposure. The former court officer for the Brooklyn circuit of the New York City judicial system also got awarded the Action On Film Award in 2013 for Tom Hennesy.
Net Worth & Career Insights
Petri Hawkins garnered a net worth of $3.5 million from multiple sectors as an actor, an event M.C, guest speaker, and community activist. In addition, he reportedly accumulates a salary of near $1 million per year from the show Judy Judge.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd started serving as a bailiff in the Brooklyn court system in the early 1980s. After that, he completed the Criminal Justice degree from John Jay College and moved to California with his family to serve the US Marshals Service. Moreover, he wrote a letter to Judge Scheindlin to congratulate them when he heard about her new court show. Sheindlin then called him and invited him to work as a bailiff on the program.
Judge Judy's star's lead role on the show consists of introducing cases, delivering materials between the judge house and the litigants, dismissing the parties, and accompanying them out once the issue is over. Apart from the Judge Judy series, he often works as a charity supporter, event M.C, guest speaker, and community activist.
Divorced Once! Present Wife?
The Judy Judge star was married to a woman named Felicia, and the pair were parenting their four children. Everything was going smooth, but in 1989, Byrd’s romantic love affair radically changed when his wife split from him, and they moved to West Coast taking their kids.
Despite their separation, Petri and his wife were coping twithekindling their relationship. Luckily, the pair reconciled once again. Talking about their relationship, he said;
“It was a one-shot deal for me to get our relationship back together, and I jumped at it; I didn’t want to be a statistic.”
As of now, Petri is married to his new wife, Matika Bond Bryde. As per the information we have, the couple met back in 2012 for a comedy show, but their relationship did not flourish much initially. However, Matika surprised Petri by crashing on his set. The pair tied the marital knot on May 4, 2019, and has lived happily ever since.
A Short Bio
Petri Hawkins-Byrd was born on November 29, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the Hostos Community College in The Bronx. He pursued a criminal justice degree from John Jay College, as per the wiki. Petri is the national chairman of the O.K program. He has a towering height of 6 feet 4 inches and 240 pounds which matches his personality.