Phil McGraw Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Phil McGraw Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 95 kg
Date of Birth September 1, 1950
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Green

Phil McGraw is a retired Psychologist who gained global fame as a daytime talk show host. His TV career started in 1998 with weekly appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a relationship and life strategy expert.

Born Name

Phillip Calvin McGraw

Nick Name

Phil, Dr. Phil

Phil McGraw in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2019
Phil McGraw in an Instagram selfie as seen in October 2019 (Phil McGraw / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Vinita, Oklahoma, United States

Residence 

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Phil graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas. He later earned a football scholarship to study at the University of Tulsa and played middle linebacker in the varsity team.

In November 1968, Phil’s team suffered an overwhelming defeat by the University of Houston with a final score of 100-6. Their coach retired claiming responsibility for the loss while Phil transferred to another university owing to an injury. He acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Midwestern State University, Texas in 1975.

The following year, he got his Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of North Texas and continued to study there further to get his Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology in 1979.

Occupation

TV Personality, TV Show Host, Author, Former Clinical Psychologist, Entrepreneur, Executive Producer

Family

  • Father – Dr. Joseph J. McGraw (Equipment Supplier turned Psychologist) (Expired 1993)
  • Mother – Geraldine McGraw née Stevens aka Jerrie (Expired 2011)
  • Siblings – Deana McGraw Prater (Older Sister) (Registered Nurse) (Expired 2018), Donna Jo McGraw Madsen (Older Sister), Brenda Watters (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Erica Elizabeth McGraw née Dahm (Daugther-in-law) (Former Actress, Playboy Playmate), London Philip McGraw (Grandson), Avery Elizabeth McGraw (Granddaughter), Joseph Phillips McGraw (Paternal Grandfather), Susan Etta Strickland McGraw (Paternal Grandmother), John Calvin Stevens (Maternal Grandfather), Willie Mae Harris Stevens (Maternal Grandmother), C.J. Prater (Former Brother-in-law) (Voice Actor), Anthony Madsen (Nephew), William Madsen Jr. (Nephew), Douglas Watters (Nephew), Melissa Mullin (Niece)

Manager

Phil is represented by –

  • United Talent Agency (UTA)
  • Joseph Horacek III of Manatt, Phelps & Philips LLP
  • Christopher Chatham, Chatham Law Group
  • Bill Dawson, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Build

Average

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

95 kg or 209.5 lbs

Phil McGraw and Robin Jo Jameson as seen in May 2013
Phil McGraw and Robin Jo Jameson as seen in May 2013 (Angela George / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Phil is represented by –

  1. Debbie Higgins McCall (1970–1973) – At the age of 20, Phil McGraw married his high school sweetheart who was a cheerleader and homecoming queen, Debbie Higgins McCall in 1970. Their marriage ended in 1973 owing to McGraw’s infidelity. Debbie expired in 2014 after a prolonged battle with Cancer.
  2. Robin Jo Jameson (1973–1976) – Robin was a friend of Phil’s sister and first met him while visiting his home. She is an actress turned entrepreneur, author, and TV personality best known for her skincare brand. The couple got married in 1976 and they have 2 sons together named Jay McGraw (b. September 1979) who is a TV producer and Jordan McGraw (b. October 1986) who is a musician.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Irish, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. He also has distant English and Iberian (Greek & Roman) ancestry.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Green

Phil McGraw in an Instagram post in January 2020
Phil McGraw in an Instagram post in January 2020 (Phil McGraw / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Horseshoe pattern baldness
  • Has maintained his signature mustache
  • Speaks with a thick, Southern accent
  • Tall and broad build

Brand Endorsements

  • He has been featured in the print ads for CSA NutraceuticalsShape Up! weight management and nutrition products (2003), American Dairy Farmers‘ “Got Milk?” milk mustache campaign (2004), and M&M Candies (2008).
  • Phil also signed an endorsement deal with Match.com in 2006.
  • He filmed a TV commercial for Acura Automobiles in 2012.
  • He has been a spokesperson for AstraZeneca (2016) diabetes drug.

Religion

Christianity

Dr. Phil McGraw Favorite Things

  • Sport – Tennis
  • Book (Fiction) – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Book (Non-fiction) – Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
  • Movies – Tommy Boy (1995), Used Cars (1980), My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  • Cartoon Character / Superhero – Superman

SourceTV Guide, ABC News

Phil McGraw as seen in May 2013
Phil McGraw as seen in May 2013 (Angela George/ Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Dr. Phil McGraw Facts

  1. At the age of 41, he was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and ever since he has planned his lifestyle to manage this condition.
  2. After running a private Psychology practice in Texas with his father for many years, Phil voluntarily gave up his license in 2006 because he was settled in California by that time. He has never held a license to practice as a Psychologist in the state of California and claimed on the Today show that his statements in daytime talk shows are mere ‘advice’.

Featured Image by Angela George/ Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hey, I love doctor phil mcgraw. i was hoping maybe you could get some more info on him like his shirt and pants size. maybe also his favorite style of hat. thank you so much. as i said before, i love mr mcgraw and am actually writing a book on him. It’s a dr phil x reader fanfiction and it’s actually gonna get published once i finish it!! anyways thanks again and please reply.

    • Hey Austin

      We do not have access to the sizes of the clothing you have referred to. If we get information on this and are allowed to make it public, we will surely do that.

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