If you have not heard of the controversial TV psychologist/Doctor DrPhil then it means you have been living your whole life under a rock. Phil McGraw, the very popular TV host cum doctor is the man behind the hit talk show DrPhil. Jay McGraw, his son is also an equally popular TV personality cum author.

Jay has written several bestsellingself-help books for teens and adults and also produces various TV shows, the most notable one being The Doctors. One of his most popular books is Life Strategies for Teens, which is like a teen self-help Bible. He has also written two more books titled The Ultimate Weight Solution for Teens and Closingthe Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together. His books have receivedstupendous response from many parents, teens and young adults alike.


Jay McGraw was born as Jay Philip McGraw on the 12th of September, 1979. He was born and raised in Wichita, Texas. He attended the University of Texas and obtained a degree in Psychology. He later pursued his law degree graduating from Southern Methodist University. Jay used to appear as a child in his father’s hit talk show series DrPhil. As he grew older, he began a production company with his father and started producing his own TV shows. Jay is also a bestselling author and focusses his writing mostly on young adults and teenagers.

The young TV mogul married his longtime girlfriend Erica Dahm in 2006; Dahm was previously a playboy model. The marriage was an elaborate affair. It consisted of 400 guests and the reception was held at the posh Beverly Hills Hotel. The couple has two children- a daughter born in 2010, Avery Elizabeth McGraw and a son born in 2011 by the name of London Philip McGraw.

Jay has one sibling, a brother by the name of Jordan. Through his books and Production Company, the talented TV magnate has accumulated a whopping 12.5 million USD. Jay is very vocal about his non usage of the social media app Instagram. Jay feels that his private life needs to be private and therefore, has no official Instagram account. However, he is very active on Twitter and has around 46 thousand followers.


Jay is the present CEO and president of Stage 29 productions. He is a co-founder of the company along with his father, the very famous DrPhil. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles California. The main show that is produced by the company is The Doctors which is a sequel to the original hit show DrPhil. It has a panel of famous doctors from various specializations who discuss on medical issues. The show has completed 9 seasons and is successfully running. Jay also has a website named RumorFix which tries to analyze rumors and reveal the legitimacy of their claims.

Last Modified: Mar 7, 2020

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