Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem of Malibu and a longtime Hollywood special effects operator and stuntman, suffered severe smoke inhalation when his home burned down in the Malibu fire.
Wagner, a well-known local figure who’s operated Zuma Jay’s Surf Shop in Malibu for decades, is a pyrotechnic operator 1st Class and a member of IATSE Prop Local 44. His special effects credits includeDanger One, 20th Century Women,and Firetrap. His stunt credits includeL.A. Heat, Police Academy 3, and Inferno.