Jay Zugai


Seeing is believing.


We all need a little magic in our lives. Welcome to the wonderful world of magic where the only limit is your imagination.

Hello! I'm Jay Zugai.

Magic is both my passion and my hobby.
I started learning and performing magic at the young age of 11 and it has always been a pleasure to entertain others. My tricky dog assistant, Eli, introduces a new and exciting aspect to my performances. There is a touch of comedy in all of my acts and I always have fun with the audience.

Born in South Carolina to a military family, I've had the opportunity to travel to Europe, Asia, and many parts of the U.S. but I've called Abilene, TX, my home for most of my life. I have been awarded the Texas State Champion trophy and title by the Texas Association of Magicians and attend their annual convention each year with fellow magicians to perform and improve my skills.

I have been in the Abilene Reporter News for driving a car blindfolded, entertaining children at the Hendrick Home for Children, and being cuffed by the Policeman of the Year before escaping under water (see gallery). My performances are always evolving to provide the best entertainment possible and I love leaving my audience in awe.

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."     ~ Roald Dahl


I provide many different magic entertainment services. I love to perform humorous magic but I can do anything from mingle magic to stage shows. I'm also a balloon sculpter and my (dog) assistant, Eli, offers many tricks of his own.

birthday parties

I have provided entertainment for all ages at birthday parties for over 25 years. I can perform traditional magic, a stage show, an act with my tricky dog, sculpt balloons, or a combination of any. The birthday child is always included in one or two magical effects!


I have performed outdoor and indoor shows for various events at locations including trade shows at the West Texas Fair, schools, bachelor parties, the Abilene zoo, rallies, a cruise ship, festivals, banquets, churches, cub scouts, and shopping centers.

restaurant & business

With over 14 years of experience in entertaining waiting guests with fun magic and balloon animals, your restaurant or business would benefit from my services both by keeping guests happy and by eliminating walk offs that leave at the sight of a long line.

→ Looking for something a little different? No problem, contact me and we'll figure something out!

Contact Me

Jay Zugai

in Abilene, TX
Text or call me!

(325) 660-3324