Phil Mcgraw

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D.Phil. McGraw Dr. Phillip Calvin McGraw was born September 1, 1950 best know as D.Phil. is an American television personality author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. In the late 1990’s he was on the Oprah Winfrey show that’s how he got famous. He was born in Vinita, Oklahoma the son jerry and Joe McGraw he grew up with two older sisters, Deana and Donna, and younger sister Brenda in the oilfields of north Texas where his father could pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a psychologist. Dr. Phil attended Shawn mission north Texas high school in overland park Kansas. In 1968 he was awarded a football scholarship to the university of Tulsa, where he played middle linebacker under coach…show more content…
Dr. Phil married his first wife, an ex-cheerleader and homecoming queen named Debbie Higgins McCall, in 1970, when he was 20 years old According to her, McGraw was domineering and would not allow her to participate in the family business. She claimed that she was confined to domestic duties, which included lifting weights to improve her bustline. During the process of annulling the marriage in 1973, Dr. Phil began dating Robin Jo Jameson. The couple had two children, Jay, born in 1979, and Jordan, born 1986.[63] Dr. Phil’s son, Jay McGraw, has partially followed in his father's footsteps, publishing books aimed at teenagers based on Dr. Phil 's books and working for Stage 29. Jay McGraw became engaged to Erica Dahm, one of the famous Playboy Playmate triplets. Dr. Phil, who has been an outspoken critic of pornography, was best man at his son's wedding, which was held at his home in Beverly
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