Dr. After more than two decades at the top of the daytime television game, Phil has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has Dr. Phil McGraw presented the 2,688th star during a ceremony on Friday.
Country music singer-songwriter Ronnie Dunn and Hollywood film magnate Tyler Perry went to the stage to present the plaque and pay tribute to the TV icon.
He was surrounded by his beloved family, including his proud wife Robin, who gave him a sweet kiss during the celebration.
His eldest son Jay, who was the writer, producer and CEO of Stage 29 Productions, was present with his wife Erica and their two children Avery and London.
Dr. Phil’s younger son Jordan was unable to attend the ceremony – the popular musician is currently touring Paris with the Jonas Brothers.
His friends, including actress Kathy Bates, Sheryl Underwood, Dr. Dr. Travis Stork Andrew Ordon and CBS TV director Carla Pennington were also in the crowd along with many fans.
Proud moment: Dr. Phil McGraw was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Friday and was accompanied by his wife Robin
Dr. Phil took the stage and first thanked his dedicated wife Robin and said to the crowd: “She has believed in me for 46 years. She is not only an observer, she is such an essential part of that show. “
He also thanked the “O-factor” – Oprah – for his mentoring through the years and helping his career move forward, and noted: “There would be no Dr. Phil are without Oprah. “
He also praised television producer Carla Pennington, who works with him ‘from the very beginning’ and hands out a scream to ‘the best team in television’.
He ended his speech by giving wise advice to the crowd, saying: “Star in your own life and drink it. I take my own advice and I drink it. ‘
After the ceremony, he told DailyMail.com exclusively: “One of the first things I remember about Hollywood is the Walk of Fame from when I was 10 or 12 years old. I remember seeing it in a film by Fred Astaire or someone else. And because we’re not from Hollywood, it’s just one of those things that really is an inheritance and being part of it is really great. So we had a lot of fun with it.
Great moment: country-singer-songwriter and record director Ronnie Dunn took the stage to Honor Phil for the friends, family and fans of the TV icon
Famous friends: Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry also brought the microphone to Dr. Praise Phil
“You know it really reminds you of your mortality, because that star will be there long after I’m gone,” he added with a smile.
Robin said the ceremony was a highlight for her and her family and commented, “Today it brought me home. You know, we’ve been here for 18 years, yes, but I really felt at home today because he was honored with this star. I always believed he deserved it and now I know everyone knows it and believes he deserves it. It has just been a beautiful day for him and I am so proud of him. “
The Dr. Phil-show, now in its 18th season and more than 3000 episodes in, debuted in 2002 and after its extraordinary success as an expert commentator on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
McGraw and Winfrey met in 1995 when he worked at Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the trial science company he founded. Oprah was so impressed by Phil that she invited him to her show as a guest expert in 1998.
Dr. Phil told DailyMailTV earlier that when Oprah dr. Phil approached to organize his own stand-alone series, he didn’t convince much.
Support: Kathy Bates, shown here with Perry, turned out to show her love for the TV star
“Well, you know it’s funny,” he said. “I went to her office one day and she said,” Hey dummy, come on in. ” She said, “It’s time. We have to do it.”
Oprah shared Dr. Phil was informed that her show received a lot of mail and that ‘80% of our transcripts are ordered by people for your shows. ”
For dr. Phil was a no-brainer: “I said,” Put me in the coach. ” I was done. “
Since then, the series has shot up to success during the day, since the number one talk show during the day has been several years in a row and has led to various spin-offs, podcasts and even a script series.
The apple of his eye: his granddaughter Avery and grandson London participated
Many of those shows are produced via Stage 29 Productions, the company that Dr. Phil founded with his son Jay McGraw.
Hit show: Dr. Phil has written more than 3000 episodes of his day program
His work with Courtroom Sciences, Inc. inspired the CBS series, BULL, where he acts as co-maker, executive producer and writer and Phil is also the executive producer of Emmy winning shows The Doctors and DailyMailTV.
He has also launched two popular podcasts, Phil In The Blanks, who debuted last year and quickly jumped to number one on Apple iTunes, as well as the compelling real crime pod Mystery and Murder: Dr. Phil.
As one of the most famous and trusted mental health professionals, Dr. Phil’s platform to shed light on and help people with “a variety of emotional and behavioral problems.”
After nearly 20,000 guests, thousands of episodes and more than two billion views on YouTube, his work has opened the discussion about mental health like never before.
And while his distinctive to-the-point style with guests makes television you have to watch, his work doesn’t stop when the cameras do that.
“We have now passed nearly $ 35 million dollars in funds that we made available to our guests after the show. All out of the camera, “he told DailyMailTV earlier.
“No show in the history of television has ever tried to do such a thing.”
Couple of power: Dr. Phil with his wife of over 40 years, lifestyle guru and podcast host Robin McGraw, shown here in a recent Instagram photo. It serves as an integral part of the show
The Dr. Phil Show is a bit of a family affair with his wife of over 40 years, lifestyle guru and podcast host Robin, who is an integral part of the show.
Robin is a large part of the show and offers her unique commentary on the day issues from her seat in the audience and she has remarkably never missed an episode.
“She’s so much more part of this show than that. She is a little bit my feminine side, “Dr. said. Phil.
In addition, Robin runs the skin care empire, The Robin McGraw Revelation, has written the number of best-selling books, hosts her podcast I Got a Secret, and runs her beloved charity, When Georgia Smiled, named after her mother.
A start is born: the great breakthrough of Dr. He first met Phil in the mid-1990s – he became a regular guest expert in her day program before he landed his own show in 2002. The stars are pictured here together at the Emmy in 2002