Jay McGraw

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Jay McGraw
Jay Phillip McGraw

(1979-09-12) September 12, 1979 (age 39)
Alma mater University of Texas
Southern Methodist University
Occupation Television producer, Author
Spouse(s) Erica Dahm (m. 2006)
Parent(s) Phil McGraw
Robin McGraw

Jay Phillip McGraw (born September 12, 1979) is an American writer and television producer. He has written several books aimed at young people and is president and CEO of Stage 29 Productions. He is the son of celebrity doctor Phil McGraw and has appeared on and served as executive producer on his father's television show Dr. Phil .

Stage 29 Productions

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Early life and education

McGraw was born in Wichita County, Texas on September 12, 1979, to Phil and Robin McGraw. He attended Greenhill School and is a graduate of the University of Texas, receiving a BS in psychology. He earned his JD from Southern Methodist University.

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Personal life

McGraw married Playboy model Erica Dahm at his parents' home in Beverly Hills on August 12, 2006. [5] A reception for 400 guests followed the ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In March 2010, Dahm gave birth to the couple's first daughter Avery Elizabeth. [6] In March 2011, McGraw and his wife announced they were expecting their second child. Dahm gave birth to a son, London Phillip, in August 2011. [7]

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  2. "Jay McGraw In Gossip Biz?". New York Post. Archived from the original on September 30, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
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  5. Dr. Phil (2006). "Jay and Erica's Wedding". DrPhil.com . Retrieved July 5, 2015. During the ceremony, Jay and Erica spoke deeply touching vows they wrote themselves. Dr. Phil served as Jay's best man.
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