Phil McGraw Biography


Phil McGraw

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Birth Name: Phil McGraw
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age: 67 Years
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Daytime Emmy Awards winner, Phil McGraw is one of the renowned television personality and psychologist from United States. He is also known to be an author. He is popular in the world for his role in the television show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Phil McGraw was from the upper middle class family born as Phillip Calvin McGraw in Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America to Anne Geraldine "Jerry" (née Stevens) and Joseph J. "Joe" McGraw, Jr. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

On 27th of November 1970, he got married to Debbie Higgins McCall. Debbie is the former cheer leader and also homecoming queen. It was believed that they were happily married but few years later she expressed his domineering nature and his confinement not allowing her to follow her dreams. They got divorced in 1973.

While Phil was about to dissolve his first married life, he was dating Robin McGraw. Robin McGraw is an author and she is also an actress. They got married on 14th of August 1976. They have two children together.

Phil is a brilliant student and he also holds a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology. After he earned the PhD degree, he began his own private psychology practice along with his own father. In 1983, he became associated with Thelma Box along with his father. He first appeared in the show in 1998 and the following year, he published his own book. He is also known for daily television show, Dr. Phil. In 2009, he earned the salary of $80 million and his net worth is $300 Million.

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Born in Vinita, Oklahoma

1950 1st of September

Phil McGraw was from the upper middle class family born as Phillip Calvin McGraw in Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America to Anne Geraldine "Jerry" (née Stevens) and Joseph J. "Joe" McGraw, Jr. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

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Won football scholarship

1968

He received his formal education from Shawnee Mission North High School. After graduating from his high school, he won football scholarship and then joined University of Tulsa. There he displayed some beautiful games and was a middle linebacker.

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Married to Debbie Higgins McCall

1970 27th of November

He was first married to Debbie Higgins McCall. Debbie Higgins McCall is the former cheer leader and also homecoming queen. They dated each other for few periods of times and then finally got married on 27th of November 1970.

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Divorced with Debbie Higgins McCall

1973

He was happily married to Debbie Higgins McCall but with the passage of time he showed his domination nature towards her. Few years later she expressed his domineering nature and his confinement not allowing her to follow her dreams. They got divorced in 1973.

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Began dating Robin Jo Jameson

1973

Due to his domineering nature and his confinement not allowing her to follow her dreams, Debbie filed for divorce and they were in the process of dissolving their first married life and during that time, he began dating Robin McGraw.

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Graduated from Midwestern State University

1975

On November 23, 1968, he played one of the embarrassing matches in the college football history, his team suffered 100-6 loss and he soon retired from his college football and then joined Midwestern State University and majored in psychology.

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Married to Robin McGraw

1976 14th of October

After dating Robin McGraw for about three years, they decided to enter into the new stage of their love life. They got married on 14th of August 1976. Robin McGraw is an author and she is also an actress.

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Graduated from University of North Texas

1979

After receiving his bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University, he received his masters in experimental psychology in 1976 and then he joined University of North Texas. There he majored in clinical psychology and earned his PhD degree in 1979.

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First child, Jay McGraw

1979 12th of September

Jay McGraw is his first child. Jay's full name is Jay Phillip McGraw and he was born in Wichita County, Texas, USA. Like his father and mother, he is also the television personality and is mainly known as a writer.

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Joined Thelma Box

1983

Phil is a brilliant student and he also holds a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology. After he earned the PhD degree, he began his own private psychology practice along with his own father. In 1983, he became associated with Thelma Box along with his father.

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Second child, Jordan McGraw

1986

He became father for the second time in his life in 1986. He and his wife, actress and author Robin McGraw welcomed their second child together in 1986 and that time it was also a son and they named him Jordan McGraw.

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Was hired by Oprah Winfrey

1995

In 1995, actress, producer, and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey was undergoing Amarillo Texas beef trial, so she hired him for legal consulting firm CSI. With his help, she was able to win this case and she was very much impressed by him.

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Won Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden

2004

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 2004, he won one of the major awards from his acting role and that was Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden for Best Foreign TV Personality.

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Became grandfather

2010 18th of March

He has also been grandfather twice in his life. In 2010, his son Jay McGraw and Jay's beloved wife welcomed their first child together on 18th of March and it was a daughter named Avery Elizabeth McGraw.

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Won Daytime Emmy Awards

2010

Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award for the first time. He has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2010 for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative.

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