Dan Owsen is a localization manager at Nintendo of America. He worked there for several years in the late 80s and 90s but quit the company sometime after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He joined Nintendo again after his departure during the Wii-era where he was once more involved in the localization process. He has been involved in more than just localizing games, however, and also lent his voice to several titles including Star Fox and Super Metroid. He was also a writer for Nintendo Power, Nintendo Player's Guides, and Nintendo of America's website.
Dan Owsen joined Nintendo of America in the Consumer Service department, answering calls and responding to letters from Nintendo fans. Following this, he became an editor and writer for Nintendo Power. During this same time, he would help with the localization process of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Metroid II: Return of Samus. In the credits of several video games he is listed in the "Special Thanks" section, and he explains that this is due to being involved in several minor jobs such as writing the manuals. He moved to Japan for about three months in the early nineties to assist with the development of Star Fox on the SNES. After becoming one of the initial members of the Nintendo Treehouse, Dan became one of the primary members of Nintendo of America's website. After the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dan Owsen left Nintendo but years later returned as a localization manager.
- Dan Owsen appeared in the Donkey Kong Country promo video that subscribers to Nintendo Power received.
- Dan Owsen voiced the narrator in the beginning of Super Metroid.
- His name was used for one of the baseball players in Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. His character is a stand-in for Seattle Mariners shortstop Omar Vizquel.