Dan Owsen is a member of the Nintendo of America team, having worked on a number of Legend of Zelda titles dating back to A Link to the Past and most recently with A Link Between Worlds. Owsen primarily worked as a text translator, responsible for much of the text translation for the Zelda titles released during the 1990s. As a prominent member of the Nintendo of America team, Owsen also ran the Ask Dan column on the official Nintendo website.
Owsen came to fame in the Zelda theory community after statements he made during an Interview in February of 1999, where he stated that Ocarina of Time was the Imprisoning War that was mentioned in the backstory from A Link to the Past. In the same interview, he had stated that the text on the back of the box for A Link to the Past was incorrect and that A Link to the Past took place after the events of The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link. However, when the Zelda Timeline was revealed as part of Hyrule Historia, it became clear that Owsen was incorrect and the information on the back of the A Link to the Past box was in fact correct.