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Robert Picard

Robert Picard
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Occupation: Owner of Picard family vineyard
Status: Deceased (2371)
Died: 2371
Father: Maurice Picard
Mother: Yvette Picard
Sibling(s): Jean-Luc Picard
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Marie
Children: René
Played by: Jeremy Kemp
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Robert Picard (pronounced as the French ro-BARE) was the son of Maurice and Yvette Picard and the elder brother of Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard. (TNG: "Family") His mother had died by 2364. (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

Their relationship was tumultuous. As children, Robert often bullied and picked on Jean-Luc. Robert, who his parents considered the responsible one, always resented that Jean-Luc broke all the rules and got away with it. Robert was jealous of Jean-Luc's success and resented him for it. He had to remain on Earth to tend to the Picard family vineyards in La Barre, France while Jean-Luc went off to Starfleet, gaining fame.

They were reconciled in 2367 when Jean-Luc returned to La Barre to recuperate shortly after his assimilation by the Borg. At first, their reunion was filled with animosity, since Robert still felt that Picard was arrogant. Relations between Jean-Luc and Robert worsened, particularly as the subject of Jean-Luc's recent problems came up. After Jean-Luc was offered a new job and he had to decide whether to leave Starfleet, Robert tormented him. Robert told Jean-Luc that Jean-Luc had become unsure of himself and asked him what happened to him. The argument lead to a brawl in the vineyards that eventually left the sibling rivals laughing and covered in mud. Jean-Luc told Robert that he felt guilty over his inability to fight the Borg after they kidnapped him and the deaths that ensued. Robert told Jean-Luc that he had to come to terms with his guilt and realize that it was not his fault. (TNG: "Family")

Like his younger brother, Robert suffered from Shalaft's Syndrome. (Star Trek Nemesis)

Rene and Robert Picard, Generations

Rene and Robert Picard

Robert died in a fire in 2371 at the family home, along with his only son, René. He was survived by his wife, Marie. (Star Trek Generations)

Robert was played by Jeremy Kemp in "Family".
A different actor played him in Generations, where he appeared only in the form of photographs in Jean-Luc's album.
British actor Ian Abercrombie provided ADR voiceover work for Jeremy Kemp in "Family", especially in several scenes shortly before the fight.

Apocrypha

In the TNG Relaunch novels, Picard and Doctor Beverly Crusher have a son who they name Rene Jacques Robert Francois Picard, after the cousin and uncle he will never know (Paths of Disharmony).

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