Fast Facts

  • Decided to become a musician when he was 15 after seeing Billy Joel in concert.
  • Released his debut album, Chariot, in 2003.
  • His song "I Don't Want to Be" is the theme song for One Tree Hill.  He appeared on the show twice to perform the song.
  • Co-owns, with his brother Joey DeGraw, the National Underground, a bar/music venue with locations in New York and Nashville.
  • Had to be hospitalized after being assaulted by a gang of people in New York City in 2011.
  • Appeared on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Karina Smirnoff.


  • Wayne DeGraw — Father
  • Neeka — Sister
  • Lynne DeGraw — Mother
  • Joey DeGraw — Brother


  • Attended Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY; attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

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  • Birth Name: Gavin Shane DeGraw
  • Birth Place: South Fallsburg, NY
  • Birthday: February 4, 1977, Aquarius
  • Profession: Musician

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