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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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46.

Andy     

@CHUCKJ Oh please ya Fn canuck. Your just mad Alaska doesnt belong to Canada! Its all American Baby, just how we like it.

1192 days ago
47.

nflsab    

Kieth is a @ssclown , I couldn't work for that short fuzz punk

1192 days ago
48.

Pete    

This guy is a bully, he attitude sucks, just looking at him makes me want to take my 320lbs and teach him a lesson, Just like Jonathon did, what an arrogant little bitch.He needs a good beat down and then take him off the show!

1192 days ago
49.

Jack    

Keith is a punk. Not only does he treat his crew like crap, he treats his brother even worse. What an a-hole.

1192 days ago
50.

Todd    

Ya this guy is a total jerk. I hate whenever he's on the show. he's got no respect for any of the crew. discovery should sue his ass for touching one of the film crew. those guys risk their damn lives too. and boo hoo if he wants to sleep and not make you coffee. why the hell do you think he got into tv?

1192 days ago
51.

rick    

Keith always worries about what all the other boats are doing. He treats everyone like crap, but when he talks to his daughter on the phone he seems like the sweetest guy in the world. Guess that's why he's out at sea and not at home ... a real family man. If he's that far in debt and can't handle the pressure ... sell the crab can that he's floating and retire or give it to his brother ... the SANE one. As far as me ... I have no respect for him. He treats his crew like crap and might be the captain of the ship ... but that is all the captain he'll ever be ... get a life!

1192 days ago
52.

Candice    

to Cathy, considering you are talking about "the Sheeple" and how we will watch and this is all for ratings you must have a lot to do with your time to come on TMZ and comment about a show you clearly know nothing about, how about you get a life and maybe some friends.
Captain Keith is the biggest a*hole that show has ever seen, he in in financial ruins, his wife hates him he never sees his kids and he takes it out on everyone else. I've hated him since season 1 and I dont know why Discovery still keeps him around hes a DOUCHEBAG loser and always will be. Maybe some anger management will help him, but I doubt it!

1192 days ago
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mrdobilna    

His tempers got the best of him... people make mistakes. stressful ass job what he is doing. im sure he appologized...

1192 days ago
54.

Paul    

These "fishermen" are nothing more than illeterate, white, trash.

1192 days ago
55.

Ginger    

Keith is the biggest a-hole on the show. He is an arrogant jerk that treats everyone like a piece of crap.

1192 days ago
56.

D.K.    

it looks fake

1192 days ago
57.

Scott    

This is the only captain on the series that I have never liked. His actions here are no surprise. He treats people like crap when they don't deserve it on a regular basis. He is supposed to be the Captain, level headed and mature, but he is anything but that. He is an out of control douche bag and I cant wait to see somebody beat his head in, or him fall overboard and die a cold death in the arctic sea.

1192 days ago
58.

AddieTrish    

Oh please anyone who watches the show know that guys just an *******! His brother and him are both just born ********!

1192 days ago
59.

mel    

It's good to see that I'm not the only one that can't stand this guy.

1192 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

Keith has gotten douchier over the last few years. I think it's time to drop the Wizard from the show. And Freddie needs to return to the Cornelia Marie; he's too good for the Wizard!

1192 days ago
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