About Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to "get real" about their own behavior and create more positive lives. Dr. Phil, his syndicated, daily one-hour series, is the second highest-rated daytime talk show in the nation. The show has been making headlines and breaking records since its September 2002 launch, when it garnered the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the launch of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Phil uses his “get real” approach to help guests solve their problems by stripping away their emotional clutter, and providing them with the tools they need to move confidently ahead in their lives. Dr. Phil also champions those who suffer from such silent epidemics as domestic violence, child abuse, depression, racism, substance abuse and other health issues that are prevalent in society, but go largely undiscussed by their victims.

During its eight seasons on air Dr. Phil has introduced such ground-breaking series and themes as "Dr. Phil Now," "The Dr. Phil House," "The Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge," "The Dr. Phil Families," "Relationship Rescue Retreat," "Anatomy of a Divorce" and "The Brandon Intervention."

Dr. Phil is also the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers: Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters; Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner; Self Matters: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out; The Ultimate Weight Solution: The Seven Keys to Weight Loss Freedom; Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family and Love Smart: Find the One You Want, Fix the One You Got. Dr. Phil is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Weight Solution Cookbook: Recipes for Weight Loss Freedom as well as The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide. His books have been published in 39 languages with over 24 million copies in print. His latest book, Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life, gives readers a solid plan for how to cope with the most demanding days of their lives.

The Dr. Phil Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that is committed to helping children and families at risk, is also devoted to rewarding remarkable children who are working hard to overcome tremendous obstacles and give back to their family and community. The Foundation is another tool in Dr. Phil's arsenal to fight problems that cripple our society in subtle but undeniable ways. For more information, visit drphilfoundation.org.

Dr. Phil holds a B.A. from Midwestern State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from North Texas State University with a dual area of emphasis in clinical and behavioral medicine.

An avid tennis player, golfer and scuba diver, Dr. Phil lives in Los Angeles with his wife Robin. The couple, married for 34 years, has two sons: Jay and Jordan.