Dr. Phil McGraw

Television host, Psychologist, Life strategist
Psychologist Phil McGraw-known to millions as Dr. Phil-has used his blunt, no-nonsense approach to shame guests on his hit syndicated show, "Dr. Phil" (2002- ), into getting real and healing themselves. Never one to ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1950 in Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Celebrity Family Feud 2015 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

20/20 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ask Oprah's All Stars 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Phil 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Norm 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love the Beast 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

Dr. Phil (Actor)

Christmas in Washington 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Caged? 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Christmas in Washington 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Decision House 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Phil (Actor)

The Simpsons 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Family First 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Christmas in Washington 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Comedy Central Roast: Jeff Foxworthy 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Osbournes 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ron White Show 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets of Extreme Makeover 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bernie Mac Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

The Marriage Test 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cracking Addiction 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Doctors 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Psychologist Phil McGraw-known to millions as Dr. Phil-has used his blunt, no-nonsense approach to shame guests on his hit syndicated show, "Dr. Phil" (2002- ), into getting real and healing themselves. Never one to promise easy cures by the end of his hour-long program, McGraw has made a point of telling viewers and guests that he's providing a wake-up call to their problems. McGraw has been called a great many things-arrogant, aggressive, controversial, confident, irreproachable, and authoritative-but never ingratiating. In his meteoric rise to the top of the daytime talk circuit-his mentor and producer Oprah Winfrey has been the only one to beat him in the ratings-Dr. Phil has dispensed his tough love to millions of adoring fans who hang on his every word, nod obediently, and could care less about his checkered past, making him "America's Favorite Therapist."

EDUCATION

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls , Texas
finished his degree

University of Tulsa

Tulsa , Oklahoma
won a football scholarship, but was forced to quit in his sophomore year, after he injured his head and neck on the field

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas 1972
received his master's and Ph.D. in just four years

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas 1972
received his master's and Ph.D. in just four years

Milestones

2003

Played Himself on "Fraiser" (NBC) in an episode titled "The Devil & Dr. Phil"

2002

Launched his own nationally syndicated series, "Dr. Phil"; earned two daytime Emmy nominations in 2003 and 2004

1998

Began making regular appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

1996

Met Oprah Winfrey when she hired CSI and McGraw to help with her case against the Texas beef industry; made first appeared on the victory episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

1989

Co-founded Courtroom Sciences, Inc., a full-service trial sciences firm, which helped high-profile trial lawyers to build airtight cases using psychology

1985

Founded Pathways, the popular self-motivation seminars

After graduation McGraw went into private practice with his father

Bonus Trivia

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In 2004 the children's TV series "Sesame Street" introduced the puppet "Dr. Feel" in his honor.

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"People would want to sit there and talk to you for six months, and a lot of times I would figure in the first hour that they just wanted to rent a friend. I'd be sitting there saying, 'You know, here's your problem: you're a jerk'"---Dr. Phil on being a therapist to Newsweek, September 2, 2002.

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"People are used to being coddled. It's so much easier to tell people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear."---Dr. Phil to Newsweek, September 2, 2002.

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Dr. Phil McGraw was named one of People magazine’s "Most Intriguing People of 2002"

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