|Created by||Damon Albarn
|Voiced by||Damon Albarn (singing)
Nelson De Freitas (speaking:2000–2017)
Kevin Bishop (speaking:2017–present)
|Full name||Stuart Harold Pot|
May 23, 1978 |
Crawley, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Stuart Harold "2-D" Pot is a fictional character who is a musician and member of the British virtual band, Gorillaz. He provides the lead vocals and plays the keyboard for the band. 2-D's singing voice is provided by Blur frontman Damon Albarn on Gorillaz' recordings and performances, while in additional material, his speaking voice is provided by actor Nelson De Freitas in various Gorillaz direct-to-video projects such as Phase One: Celebrity Take Down and Phase Two: Slowboat to Hades. In 2017, Kevin Bishop was cast as the new speaking voice of 2-D. He was created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett.
Role as musician
The character 2-D sings and plays the keyboard. He can play guitar, as can Murdoc, but both leave it to Noodle. In most cases, 2-D's singing voice is much lower than his warbly speaking voice. His vocal range is very wide, and he has sung everything from baritone to falsetto. All his singing voices are provided by Damon Albarn, including the spoken verses in the 2005 hit "Feel Good Inc." 2-D apparently has had some influence in the lyric-writing process (as evidenced by the credits on the insert of the titular debut album, even though his intelligence is reputedly negligible). Apparently, Murdoc has had Albarn teach 2-D from time to time to sing better than he already could, and apparently even sing in some of their songs, as stated in an NME interview with Albarn.