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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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chicagannie    

Keith is the most un-likable captain the show has ever had. You can tell he's a nasty SOB 2 seconds into any scene he's in. Plus, he whines. I hate a man who is even capable of whining!

I love the show, but Keith doesn't add to it. Discovery should drop him.

1105 days ago
32.

Nostradamus    

So, everyone agrees the show would better without him.
Give him da boot, Discovery.

1105 days ago
33.

armando    

i hate this someone needs to kick his ass

1105 days ago
34.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Clearly the production guy is a puss for not knocking this captain out. He had every right to in self-defense yet he tries to reason with the clown. There is no reasoning with idiots like him.

Discovery must have their production team by the balls because anyone else would have made this captain see stars.

1105 days ago
35.

bunny    

Immature old prick. If he wants coffee, go to McDonald's or Starbucks.

1105 days ago
36.

Kaveman    

That a-hole should be charged with assault.

1105 days ago
37.

Dawn     

It makes me wonder how he is with his own family members when he gets his panties in a bunch!! Does he treat his children like that when they do something or say something wrong ??

1105 days ago
38.

ritarita    

Sheesh what an a**hole. I never did like this captain and this confirms what I already know. I wish they would take him off the show.

1105 days ago
39.

Andy     

Douche is what Keith is, see I dont call him Capt, he dont deserve it. And anyone sticking up for him is a douche as well.
Nobody in all of Alaska has any respect for him, he puts his crew in danger, he sets on other boats strings, and he tries to hire already hired deckhands from other boats behind there backs.
The Deadliest Catch would be soooo much better without him.
Just ask the Time Bandit LOLOL.

1105 days ago
40.

TopRamen247    

Keith is a RAGING douchebag AND a drama-queen. Can't stand him and I wish Jonathan would have slugged his ugly mug back to Seattle.

1105 days ago
41.

CHUCKJ    

These ignorant a**holes only have a career in television because people actually watch this garbage. You want to know why people act like they're the greatest thing since sliced bread?.. First of all it's the overwhelming and undeserved sense of entitlement most American's seem to have and second we let it happen by encouraging it with a regular paycheque. Who the F thought this was good TV?

1105 days ago
42.

Kulczyk    

He is the skipper of the ship. He is responsible for everyone and its cargo. The captain is the total boss of the ship

1105 days ago
43.

madmax    

Coburn's a real f'n prick, not only to the camera people, but also to his crew AND the other captains. I dont think the Time Bandit would help Coburn with ANYTHING unless they were sinking and might die. Thats how much the Hillstrand*****e the guy. Discovery, if it had any sense, would take their cameras, AND THE MONEY THAT GOES WITH IT, to another boat and crew, and tell this bastard to go right to hell. I love it when the wizards pots come up empty, and I sincerly hope that he loses his ass, along with his boat. The crew will find work on another boat, let Coburn stand in dutch harbor's unemployment line.

1105 days ago
44.

wrx7182    

Keith is such a d-bag. There is a reason none of the other captains like him.

1105 days ago
45.

Me    

who cares how stressed you are or you call at a bad time... to ****in bad Keith... you have no right to put your hands on anyone from a tv show that is not part or your crew. If that was me and Keith pushed me like that I would be kicking his ass right back.

1105 days ago
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