Dampé is a Recurring Character in The Legend of Zelda Series, he is easily recognizable due to his unnerving appearance, which he discounts by saying he is not a "bad guy".
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeEdit
When Link is a Child, Dampé runs a gravedigging tour, where he wanders around the graveyard at night digging graves for paying customers
When Link is grown, Dampé has died, and he haunts the graveyard, waiting to pass on his treasure, the hookshot do any who can successfully race him.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's MaskEdit
He watches over Ikana Graveyard, but is afraid of ghosts and will run if he sees Link wearing the Captain's Hat. On the Third day, Link and Dampé will work together in the Third grave for an empty bottle. He also dislikes bats, and will pay a fair amount if anyone shoos them away, or kills them.
The Legend of Zelda:Four Swords AdventuresEdit
He resides in the swamp graveyard, warning travelers of the troubles ahead and mentions the forest of light.
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish CapEdit
He is the gravekeeper of the royal valley, he says it's dangerous but let's Link pass through regardless and will later fuse kinstones with Link