Dr. Phil McGraw Biography
Birthday: September 1, 1950 (Virgo)
Born In: Vinita, Oklahoma
Dr. Phil McGraw is a well-known mental health professional, author, and TV personality best known for his TV show ‘Dr. Phil’. Born in Vinita, Oklahoma, in the US, he used to play college football as a youngster. He eventually obtained a Ph. D. degree from the University of North Texas and soon joined his father’s private psychology practice. However, he gave up his private practice to eventually start ‘Pathways’, a self-motivation seminar, and a company ‘Courtroom Sciences’. He also used to appear regularly on Oprah Winfrey’s show until he began his own program ‘Dr. Phil’ in 2002. While the show is extremely popular, it has faced its share of criticisms as well. McGraw has also authored several self-help books that have become best-sellers. Besides hosting his own show, he has made guest appearances in multiple TV shows and movies. He portrayed himself in the horror comedy film ‘Scary Movie 4’ as well as in the comedy drama film ‘Madea Goes to Jail’. He was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 15th highest earning celebrity in the world in 2015.