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Gavin DeGraw Biography

Birth Name:
Gavin Shane DeGraw
Birth Place:
South Fallsburg, New York, United States

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


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