Dr. Phil McGraw Biography

Dr. Phil McGraw, perhaps the most well-known mental health professional in the world, is the host of the leader in daytime talk, DR. PHIL. Launched in 2002, DR. PHIL provides the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television. For ten years, Dr. McGraw has used the DR. PHIL platform to make psychology accessible and understandable to the general public by addressing important personal and social issues. Using his top-rated show as a teaching tool, he takes aim at the critical issues of our time, including the "silent epidemics" of bullying, drug abuse, domestic violence, depression, child abuse, suicide and various forms of severe mental illness.

In addition to creating more than 1,700 hours of national television devoted to helping people create better lives and families, Dr. McGraw is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages with nearly 30 million copies in print. Because of his broad education, training and experience in the field of psychology, and his unique ability to effectively communicate in common sense language, Dr. McGraw is frequently called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets including "Today," "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning" and "Anderson Cooper 360," to name a few.

Dr. McGraw's work was recognized by the American Psychological Association with a presidential citation in 2006 and the DR. PHIL show has received 25 Emmy nominations and won 5 PRISM Awards, for the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse and addiction. In addition, The Alliance for Women in Media, sponsors of the Gracie Award, named after Gracie Allen, has honored DR. PHIL four times.

In 2003, Dr. McGraw established The Dr. Phil Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization funding many worthy projects benefitting disadvantaged children and families. In addition to his work with the Dr. Phil Foundation, Dr. McGraw is a frequent supporter of many worthwhile organizations, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. Dr. McGraw and his wife Robin, have devoted countless hours promoting their recruitment project that generated an increase of 100 million dollars of volunteer services in just one year. Additionally, he frequently supports disaster relief and was quick to volunteer his services in post-Katrina New Orleans and in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The Dr. Phil Foundation is another tool in McGraw's arsenal to fight problems that cripple our society in subtle but undeniable ways.

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Dr. Phil McGraw Videos

Why Dr. Phil Says 'Everything Starts With Authenticity' - YouTube
Dr Phil on David Letterman 30 January, 2014 - YouTube
Leadership Interview with Dr. Phil McGraw Part 1 - YouTube

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How much does it cost to book Dr. Phil McGraw?

Booking fees for Dr. Phil McGraw, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Phil McGraw, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Dr. Phil McGraw?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Phil McGraw for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Phil McGraw for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Phil McGraw or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Phil McGraw or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Dr. Phil McGraw is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Inspirational and Sales. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Phil McGraw for live events is $200,000 and above, and for virtual events $100,000 - $200,000. Dr. Phil McGraw generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Montel Williams, Barbara De Angelis and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Phil McGraw for an upcoming event.

Dr. Phil McGraw Videos

Why Dr. Phil Says 'Everything Starts With Authenticity' - YouTube
Dr Phil on David Letterman 30 January, 2014 - YouTube
Leadership Interview with Dr. Phil McGraw Part 1 - YouTube

Dr. Phil McGraw Speaking Topics

  • Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

    Some people spend their lives reacting to what life hands them, while others craft life to fit their goals. Dr. McGraw who is a psychologist but describes himself as a strategist, is determined to make sure that his audience members are the creators of their lives, not created by their lives. By accepting that you are personally accountable for every element of your life, McGraw says, you can erase the negative "epidemic behaviors" (found in all of American society: denial, false assumptions, inertia, deceptive masking) in your life and reach your goals. Presented in a tough-love, sometimes cantankerous tone, this speech is not for those looking to explore their inner child or visualize away negative energy. No, this is pull-yourself-up-by-the- bootstraps advice from someone who's done just that.

    • Get Real

      Through his many books and his daily syndicated television talk show, Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to get real about their own behavior.

      As a speaker, Dr. Phil is able to present and discuss everything from the major front-page stories to the latest in pop culture to the most recent social trends that seem to be changing the way all of us live.

      In his entertaining, dead-on style, he can share his opinions about the country's most prominent newsmakers and celebrities. He can talk about ordinary Americans who suddenly find themselves in the spotlight. He can even talk about himself and, yes, his own foibles. Above all, Dr. Phil always challenges his audience, pushing them to discover what they have to do to move confidently forward.

      Through humor, satire, straight talk and old-fashioned insight, Dr. Phil's keynote address provides a large dose of sensibility for those trying to make sense of their lives.

  • Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters

    Some people spend their lives reacting to what life hands them, while others craft life to fit their goals. Dr. McGraw who is a psychologist but describes himself as a strategist, is determined to make sure that his audience members are the creators of their lives, not created by their lives. By accepting that you are personally accountable for every element of your life, McGraw says, you can erase the negative "epidemic behaviors" (found in all of American society: denial, false assumptions, inertia, deceptive masking) in your life and reach your goals. Presented in a tough-love, sometimes cantankerous tone, this speech is not for those looking to explore their inner child or visualize away negative energy. No, this is pull-yourself-up-by-the- bootstraps advice from someone who's done just that.

    • Get Real

      Through his many books and his daily syndicated television talk show, Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to get real about their own behavior.

      As a speaker, Dr. Phil is able to present and discuss everything from the major front-page stories to the latest in pop culture to the most recent social trends that seem to be changing the way all of us live.

      In his entertaining, dead-on style, he can share his opinions about the country's most prominent newsmakers and celebrities. He can talk about ordinary Americans who suddenly find themselves in the spotlight. He can even talk about himself and, yes, his own foibles. Above all, Dr. Phil always challenges his audience, pushing them to discover what they have to do to move confidently forward.

      Through humor, satire, straight talk and old-fashioned insight, Dr. Phil's keynote address provides a large dose of sensibility for those trying to make sense of their lives.

  • Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out

    What if there is a You that has never seen the light of day, has never got to say, "Hey, what about me?"

    What if there is a You that you have never even met and certainly never permitted to just be, without fear of judgment or condemnation?

    What if you live your life on the sidelines in constant fear of failing to please those who forever seem to stand in judgment of you and your life?

    What if you discovered that you had settled for what life has served up instead of what you really wanted and needed?

    What if you really think and feel things you have never allowed to come out, and certainly never acted on?

    What if your marriage is not at all what you really emotionally want and need, but you silently stay the course anyway, selling out your hope to be happy?

    What if you are allowing days to turn into weeks and weeks to turn into months and months to turn into years, all adding up to a lifetime of being what some nameless, faceless world has assigned you to be?

    If any of these "What ifs" are true in your life, then you need to listen to Dr. Phil. First, he will have some bad news, and he will have some good news. The bad news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance; the good news is you are making the choices that have put you in this life circumstance. Now is the time to make the biggest choice of your life. Through Self Matters, Dr. Phil will help you do just that

Dr. Phil McGraw News

  • Dr. Phil shares best career advice he ever received - Business Insider

    Dr. Phil McGraw (second from right) with his wife Robin McGraw (right), his son Jay McGraw, and daughter-in-law Erica McGraw.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.

  • Robin McGraw Talks Marriage to Dr. Phil and Secret to Their 40 ...

    Dr. Phil McGraw celebrates wedding anniversary to wife Robin of 40 years.

  • CBS Picks Up... Drama Based on Dr. Phil’s Early Career

    CBS also ordered a drama pilot for “Bull,” which is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, before he was a talk show host and during his days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time.

  • DR. PHIL goes inside the O.J. Simpson trial on February 1

    (Hollywood, CA – January 27, 2016) – The highly-anticipated upcoming FX mini-series, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," has been receiving national attention and critical acclaim. However, family members of victims Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are concerned about the television drama, appearing for the first time on the same show to discuss their strong feelings about the series. Author Jeffrey Toobin, whose book The Run of His Life: The People vs. OJ Simpson inspired the mini-series, explains why he wrote the book and the real intention of the mini-series. Does it honor the true victims in the case or does it exploit and sensationalize a real-life, brutal double-homicide? The episode airs Monday, February 1, 4-5 p.m. on WUSA9.

How to book Dr. Phil McGraw?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dr. Phil McGraw for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dr. Phil McGraw, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dr. Phil McGraw or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Dr. Phil McGraw?

Booking fees for Dr. Phil McGraw, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dr. Phil McGraw, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Dr. Phil McGraw?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dr. Phil McGraw for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dr. Phil McGraw for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dr. Phil McGraw or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dr. Phil McGraw or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Dr. Phil McGraw is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Inspirational and Sales. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dr. Phil McGraw for live events is $200,000 and above, and for virtual events $100,000 - $200,000. Dr. Phil McGraw generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Montel Williams, Barbara De Angelis and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dr. Phil McGraw for an upcoming event.

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