THE drama of Federal politics is daily played out in the Australian media.
An experienced actor, he is keen to win a part in the ongoing saga that is set in Parliament House in Canberra, and he seeks the votes of people in the Lyne electorate to win a role.
Mr Wilkie is the Palmer United Party candidate.
He is a Port Macquarie local who describes himself as a freelance actor, DIY renovator, small business owner and libertarian.
His acting credits include stints on a number of Australian television shows, including Packed to the Rafters, Rescue Special Ops and Crownies. He toured China in 2011 with the musical theatre show Kiss Me Kate.
"It is about time this nation carried on the tradition of our fore fathers and began building the big infrastructure we need for tomorrow," Mr Wilkie said.
"It is one of the main duties of the prime minister to oversee and ensure the completion of these projects.
"Clive Palmer is a businessman who has made his fortune building big projects, and I can think of no-one more qualified to oversee our nation building, nor anyone I trust more to deliver these projects on time and on budget," Mr Wilkie said.
"We've tried a Liberal Nationals government not too long ago. I was 15-years-old, working at Maccas express in Port, and over night, penalty rates were gone. We then tried a Labor government, and they have given us the carbon tax. The two major parties just don't get it.
"It's time to try something new, it is time for Palmer United. Australia, we can do better."