Phillip Calvin McGraw, also known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, and former psychologist who is the host of the television show Dr. Phil. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, but he no longer practices psychology. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s. Raised in the South Central United States, McGraw played college football for the University of Tulsa and Midwestern State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. He then earned his Master of Arts in experimental psychology and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas. He began working in private practice for several years while also holding large seminars for patients. McGraw's fame began in 1998, when he began making weekly appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah Winfrey then helped McGraw launch his own program, Dr. Phil, in September 2002. The show is formatted as an advice show.
|Born:||Phillip Calvin McGraw, September 1, 1950, Vinita, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Residence:||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Midwestern State University (BA), University of North Texas (MA, PhD)|
|Occupation:||Television host, author, psychologist|
|Salary:||US$79 million (2017)|
|Children:||2, including Jay|
|Website:||Phil McGraw's Official site|
|Twitter:||Phil McGraw's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Phil McGraw's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Phil McGraw's IMDb|
About Dr. Phil
Pop culture self-help guru who began his career on an Oprah Winfrey program. He earned his doctorate degree from Frank Lawlis, who later appeared as a psychologist on his show.
He played college football at the University of Tulsa and Midwestern State University.
He famously visited Britney Spears while she was in the hospital after her mental breakdown.
His full name is Phil McGraw. He got married to Debbie Higgins McCall on November 27, 1970 and after their divorce in 1973, he married Robin McGraw on August 14, 1976. He has two sons named Jay and Jordan.
He has appeared as a guest on The Late Night Show with David Letterman several times.
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