Dr. Phil

Psychologist / TV Personality

Born: 1 September 1950
Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma
Best known as:

That relationship guy from Oprah

Dr. Phillip McGraw, PhD. became a daytime television celebrity thanks to his weekly appearances on the popular talk show of Oprah Winfrey. Beginning in 1998, Dr. Phil, as he is known, was a weekly guest on the show, where he offered relationship advice to couples willing to face up to his no-nonsense demands to "get real." Prior to his appearances with Oprah, McGraw founded and headed Courtroom Sciences, Inc., a litigation consulting firm that specialized in helping legal teams select jurors. In 2002 he created his own syndicated daytime talk show, Dr. Phil. His books include Life Strategies (2000), Self Matters (2001) and Ultimate Weight Solution: the 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom (2003).

Extra credit:

According to The Detroit News, "Oprah first met Dr. Phil in 1998 in Amarillo, Texas, when he was part of a team of lawyers defending her against a group of cattlemen who accused Oprah of fraud, slander and defamation" after Oprah aired a program on mad cow disease in 1996... Phil McGraw married his wife Robin in 1976, and they have two sons, Jay and Jordan... His son Jay authored the 2000 best-seller Life Strategies for Teens.

Copyright © 1998-2014 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.

More on Dr Phil from Fact Monster:

  • Dr. Phil - Biography of Dr. Phil, That relationship guy from Oprah
  • Albert Ellis - Biography of Albert Ellis, Albert Ellis introduced a new approach to the field of psychology in the 1950s called rational emotive behavior therapy, a treatment that st…
  • Rachael Ray - Biography of Rachael Ray, Peppy host of TV's 30 Minute Meals
  • Oprah Winfrey - Biography of Oprah Winfrey, The host of TV's Oprah
  • Selected Biographies: P - Selected biographies of well-known people and fictional characters
Warning: fsockopen(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71 Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to :3128 (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known) in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.