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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.

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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He's gonna get someone killed... it was nearly his brother last season... and He has had more turnover than any other Captain on the show... Can't keep anyone except family...
I laughed when John Hillstrand decked him wish He'd do it again...
You can tell they all hate him like the plague...

1157 days ago



chris1 day ago

he wasn't such a big man when he was pushed flat on his ass by jonathan last season........

NO **** BRO!!!!! So funny how this guy "suddenly gets tough after being knocked around last season. TOO FUNNY. This guy is a ******* prick. I know production people that cannto stand him. AND fans clearly hate the ******.

1157 days ago


Another unfortunate a-hole we have to deal with because of Capt. Phil's passing....this guy is a true jerkoff and scares NOBODY! I laugh at this guy and his "so-called temper" Id bust that ass. period. Funny thing is I fast fwd throught the parts on his boat. I think most do. he must get a sense of worthy shots is what he needs. A lot of balls touching a camera man. they dont even belong on that boat...

1157 days ago


Keith is a ********, he's going to pull that with the wrong guy and get his A$$ handed to him.

1157 days ago

John Stone    

Man got his ass owned by Jonathan once, you would think he would learn. The biggest idiot on the show and that is saying something.

1157 days ago

Ricky T Nelson    

Why does Discovery keep giving these captains a plug, why not introduce alot of other boats who need their business subsidized? Cmon Tom Beers lets share the wealth...or do you think Deadliest Catch is going to be the Discovery "Days of Our Lives"...Share the wealth....Ole Keith and the rest of boys are making plenty of money with the "conversation tour", cooking events and dancing with the stars!!!!!

When is Keith going to Survivor? Lets see if he can lose that gut...and OH yeah you have to leave the knee brace at home to!!!!!

1156 days ago

Johnny R    

Keith is the biggest d**k of all the captains by far! It's a wonder he can even get someone to work for him!

1156 days ago


DC is getting difficult to watch. Keith is and always has been a douche. He said he wanted to be better but, nope, nothing changed. Don't know if he has enough time for all the therapy he needs to quit acting like a bully and crying like a baby. Elliot grosses me out and so does Wild Bill. CASTING!!!!!

1156 days ago


Keith is the biggest d**k out of all the captains. It's a wonder he can get anyone to work for him!

1156 days ago


I would not take any of Keith's ****. Had he done that to me I would have decked his ass. He's a worthless piece of ****.

1156 days ago


keith should be lucky brian did not turn around and deck him. not to mention put his butt in jail for assault. keith proably did some quick control to make brian not do that. not to mention that is also grounds for a lawsuit right there. and amazed keith crew has not finaly reached their limits and not only munity and the next port walk off the ship but fixes it so keith never fishes again .

1156 days ago


I have been an extremely devoted fan of Deadliest Catch ever since it first aired, and have enjoyed the show tremendously, with the exception of Keith. Have you ever noticed how many times Keith says "I"? He is a typical egomaniac, with no concern for anyone but himself. He's always complaining about how stressed HE is, but never utters a concern for his crew. He thinks he's always right, and that his decisions are beyond question. He claims he's concerned about his crew, but his actions, conduct and decisions make it clear he's lying his ass off. He acts like a tough guy in front of the camera, but no one with a brain is one bit fooled....he's a complete coward, a liar and an *******. I think we saw the real Keith when Jonathan dumped him on his ass... a chicken-**** coward. I'd give a year's pay to get on that boat. As soon as we hit the open sea I'd beat the hell out of him and then pitch his worthless ass overboard. The Discovery Channel and the producers need to take that worthless jerk off the show.

1156 days ago

Mr. G    

Keith is nothing but a little punk! He wasn't such a tough guy when the Time Bandit's Captain Jonathon threw him on his butt in a confrontation last season! He backed down like a little school girl! Had he come at me like he did the camera man he would be licking his wounds in Dutch Harbor's emergency clinic!

1156 days ago

Mr. G    

Well Keith...if these comments are any indication of your popularity you have quite a fan base. NOT!

1156 days ago


Keith has very serious anger issues.

1155 days ago
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