All about Brian Regalbuto, AKA Professor Rags & Wizard Pirate
Brian Regalbuto, aka Professor A. B. Rags, has been performing magic for over 30 years.
Brian first learned magic when he was in the hospital recovering from open-heart surgery, at the age of six years old. With some guidance from an obliging orderly and a helpful group of nuns, Brian learned he could entertain people and make them laugh.
By the age of 10, Brian landed his first paying gig as a magician, performing magic at a birthday party. He has worked as a professional magician ever since, delighting and entertaining audiences of all ages.
The colorful Professor A. B. Rags is Brian’s signature character.
Professor A. B. Rags was born from Brian’s love of the Wild West and 19th-century-style medicine shows. The name Rags is both a reference to the character’s whimsically shabby appearance and to a character in a cartoon show, Crusader Rabbit, who delighted Brian when he was in the hospital recovering from his surgery at the age of six. He has also performed as other characters, including a pirate wizard, and even famous author Mark Twain.
Brian began working with children when he was a summer camp counselor for the YMCA. One of his duties was to write, direct, and produce the nightly campfire programs. He directed the campers in skits, songs, and other activities. He produced campfire programs for Camp Paivika and Camp Joan Mire of Ability First.
Brian has performed magic on America’s Got Talent, corporate events, trade shows, shopping malls, school assembly programs, on board the H.M.S. Queen Mary and on the world-famous Olvera Street.
He has also taught magic to children and adults. One of his most satisfying magical activities has been his volunteer work at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, where he has taught magic to children who are paralyzed, who have head traumas or other disabilities, as part of their occupational therapy.
Brian is also a member of the Magic Castle of Hollywood. He has repeatedly participated in their special annual day for children as Professor Rags. His magic studio is in Southern California, where he lives with his wife and daughters.
Brian Regalbuto is an Award Winning Magician
His awards have come from the International Association of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians.
· Children’s Entertainer of the Year
· Best Comedy Magic Act
· Best Character Magic Act
· And his two daughters have each been named, “Outstanding Magician’s Assistants”.