Claude Cabret is Hugo's uncle, who takes him in after the death of his father. He works as a clock keeper at the train station.
In the 2011 film Hugo, he is the relative Hugo must go and stay with after the untimely death of his father. Unfortunately, Claude himself dies shortly thereafter, leaving Hugo to fend for himself on the streets of Paris.
Claude was known to have a drinking problem, in his first scene he was seen entering Hugo's house, slurring his words and stumbling. He is also seen stealing what looks like jewellery from the house.