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'Deadliest Catch' Captain

ATTACKS Cameraman

7/17/2011 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Deadliest Catch" captain Keith Colburn lashed out in a FEROCIOUS expletive-filled attack on one of the boat's cameramen recently -- bum-rushing the guy into a wall -- and it was all caught on tape.

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Keith lost his temper after the photog in question -- named Brad Carper -- called up to the wheelhouse looking for one of the show's producers, interrupting Keith at exactly the wrong time.

Keith snapped.

The fight, which airs next Tuesday on Discovery, went down a couple months ago -- near the end of opilio crab fishing season -- and sources connected with the show tell TMZ, Keith was extremely stressed at the time ... and his fuse was real short. No kidding.

But it's all water under the bridge now -- according to sources, Keith and Brad are back on good terms and all is well. No hard feelings.

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Guy that is fed up with user comments    

Vinny, first of all fishing is not a political movement...All this does is create ratings for a show that quite frankly lives up to the quality and intellectual content of the real housewives of "a fishing boat". Please don't bring any donkey/elephant antics into this because it has nothing to do with your ignorant believes. I have never heard Red Lobster complain about their catching methods to make "3 million dollars". All the guy wanted to do was talk to a producer on a set!

1091 days ago
17.

Me     

Chaaa, tough guy. More than enough people watching this would've reacted differently. Being a captain of the boat perhaps he is dealing with a different environment where his skills of dropping people may not necessarily translate in the real world. IMO his intimidation is getting old and at his old age hasn't learned a real world lesson.

1091 days ago
18.

IceGypsy    

Someone needs anger management lol

1091 days ago
19.

Bubba    

Why not drop the anchor with this idiot attached to it?

1091 days ago
20.

They need beatins    

That was about as fake as Hulk Hogan winning the belt from the shiek. Nice setup, they need ratings it ain't like it used to be. D+ for acting. Snooooore!

1091 days ago
21.

oldschoolbh    

Keith is the biggest crybaby on the show. None of the other Captains have respect for him. He showed what a ***** he was last season when he got a little push and cried like a bi_tch. He is such a weak spirit that his little girl must be embarrassed that her daddy is the biggest loser on the show. No wonder he is so in debt--he is bankrupt in mind and spirit!!

1091 days ago
22.

Bubbles The Chimp    

This captain is a maniac who has clearly become the Glenn Beck of the programme (playing to the camera with drama). Imagine what he does to his wife and kids.

He needs a punch. It was funny when in a previous season, one of the other captains put this loud mouthed bully in his place by tossing this guy on his ass.

1091 days ago
23.

Billy    

Keith is one of the biggest tools on Deadliest Catch. Plus they've added a couple of other idiots on there. Wild Bill (oooh what an original name) is a hairball old salt and Elliott Neese is more gay than anyone else I've seen on a show in a long time.

I miss the days when Captain Phil Harris was alive and on the show. He and the hilstrands are the best captains on the entire show.

1091 days ago
24.

buck    

What a idiot and a low life bully? He is Trash get him off the show. The producer put in his place, out of line. Now, they should show him making apology to the guy.

1091 days ago
25.

buck    

What a idiot and a low life bully? He is Trash get him off the show. The producer put in his place, out of line. Now, they should show him making apology to the guy.

1091 days ago
26.

buck    

Far as I am concern, the Hansen are true and real respectful. The rest of the fleet white trash,drunks and drug addicits.

1091 days ago
27.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

Old news TMZ...

1091 days ago
28.

Viviane    

Keith is a douche, a tool, a bully and I am sure there are more names we could call him. I find it interesting he tried to talk to the camera guy int he same manner in which he talks to his crew. You could see the camera guy start to shake with adrenaline when he was telling Keith he was out of line. Keith needs to get a grip and understand if you bite the hand that feeds you, Discovery will put you back where they found you. No cameras, no meal ticket.

1091 days ago
29.

UhhhYeah    

Exclusive? That was on "After The Catch" like 4 weeks ago. Fantastic investigative reporting - cleaning up the DVR.

1091 days ago
30.

DetroitRocks    

Any exclusive footage of Pearl Harbor getting attacked TMZ? This is old news and was shown on TV

1091 days ago
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